Dympna O'Sullivan

AI for Good: Smart Dementia Care – a computerised solution developed with users

Submitted on Tuesday, 11/06/2024

Dr Dympna O’Sullivan of Technological University Dublin, alongside her Co-Investigator, Dr Julie Doyle, Director of NetwellCASALA at Dundalk Institute of Technology, is developing cutting edge technology to support persons with dementia to live independently in their own homes by self-managing their care.

‘Currently there is limited involvement of people with dementia in the design of technology to support their care and we believe strongly that persons with dementia should be at the centre of decision-making about their care. This project aims to develop a computerised solution to support people with dementia to remain healthy and live independently.

‘The solution will be developed in collaboration with persons with dementia and the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland. It will integrate techniques from Human-Computer Interaction to develop an intelligent user interface specifically designed for persons with dementia, from the Internet of Things to create an activity monitoring framework for the home environment and from Machine Learning to implement models for human activity recognition.’

Find out more at https://www.smartdementiacare.ie/