Imperial College London

Sarah Daniels

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

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Tiersen F, Batey P, Harrison MJC, Naar L, Serban A-I, Daniels SJC, Calvo RAet al., 2021, Smart home sensing and monitoring in households with dementia: user-centered design approach, JMIR Aging, Vol: 4, Pages: 1-20, ISSN: 2561-7605

Background:As life expectancy grows, so do the challenges of caring for an ageing population. Older adults, including people with dementia, want to live independently and feel in control of their lives for as long as possible. Assistive technologies powered by Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things devices are being proposed to provide living environments that support the users’ safety, psychological, and medical needs through remote monitoring and interventions.Objective:This study investigates the functional, psychosocial, and environmental needs of people living with dementia, their caregivers, clinicians, and health and social care service providers towards the design and implementation of smart home systems.Methods:We used an iterative user-centered design approach comprising nine sub-studies. First, semi-structured interviews (N = 9 people with dementia, 9 caregivers, 10 academic and clinical staff), ethnographic observations in clinics (N = 10 people with dementia, 10 caregivers, 3 clinical monitoring team members), and workshops (N = 35 pairs of people with dementia and caregivers, 12 health and social care clinicians) were conducted to define the needs of people with dementia, home caregivers and professional stakeholders in both daily activities and technology-specific interactions. Then, the spectrum of needs identified was represented via patient-caregiver personas and discussed with stakeholders in a workshop (N = 14 occupational therapists, 4 National Health Service pathway directors, 6 researchers in occupational therapy, neuropsychiatry and engineering) and two focus groups with managers of healthcare services (N = 8), eliciting opportunities for innovative care technologies and public health strategies. Finally, these opportunities were discussed in semi-structured interviews with participants of a smart home trial involving environmental sensors, physiological measurement devices, smart watches, and tablet-based chatbots and cognitive

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