Case Study - Medication Management
Published On: 8 September 2015
Contributed by Jeannine Harrington - Expert Reference Group Member
The importance of implementing a testing procedure before introducing smart assistive technology into a consumers home was highlighted by the experience of a case manager introducing an automated medication dispenser for use by consumer in early stages of dementia.
Family members had been very proactive in researching a tool to assist with medication management for their mother. The case manager contacted the distributor and a dispenser was dispatched. However, finding a Pharmacist familiar with the technology was a bit of a challenge. The first approach to a pharmacist who had assured the case manager they knew how to load the dispenser resulted in a broken lock and the timing wrong resulting in all compartments opening at once.
By trailing in the office before placing in the home the malfunction was identified and an opportunity to remedy reducing the risk to the consumer.
Category: Case Studies Medication Management
Added by Elizabeth Dodd · 2 years ago
Virtual humans for connected health
Authors: Gunner Gamborg
Published By: WFOT Bulletin
Published On: May 2015
There is a growing need for applications that can dynamically interact with aging populations to gather information, monitor their health care, provide information, or even act as companions. Virtual human agents or virtual characters offer a technology that can enable human users to overcome the confusing interfaces found in current human-computer interactions. These artificially intelligent virtual characters have speech recognition, natural language and vision that will allow human users to interact with their computers in a more natural way. Additionally, sensors may be used to monitor the environment for specific behaviors that can be fused into a virtual human system. As a result, the virtual human may respond to a patient or elderly person in a manner that will have a powerful affect on their living situation. This paper will describe the virtual human technology developed and some current applications that apply the technology to virtual patients for mental health diagnosis and clinician training. Additionally the paper will discuss possible ways in which the virtual humans may be utilized for assisted health care and for the integration of multi-modal input to enhance the virtual human system.
Category: Communication Connected Health International Perspectives Medication Management Smart Homes & Environmental Controls Social Engagement
Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 2 years ago