Kinecting frailty : a pilot study on frailty

Caliskanelli, I, Nefti-Meziani, S and Hodgson, A 2018, Kinecting frailty : a pilot study on frailty , in: International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population (ITAP) 2018, 15th-20th July 2018, Las Vegas, USA.

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Most elderly people wish to live independently at home, but are at risk of social isolation, inactivity, low mood, falls and increased frailty. To keep them safe at home without unnecessary, expensive hospitalisations we will investigate a new eHealth application using the Microsoft Kinect. This pilot study evaluates user engagement with Kinect when used for remote monitoring in the homes of frail adults and to provisionally validate the system’s ability to detect key “indicators” of health events and states in a home setting. 12 older people in homes for the elderly in Salford, UK will be observed with MS Kinect. User engagement will be assessed via interviews. Health events/states identified by the Kinect will be compared to researcher assessments and user reports.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Applications in Health, Assistance, and Entertainment
Publisher: Springer
Series Name: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
ISBN: 9783319920368 (print); 9783319920375 (online)
ISSN: 0302-9743
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Funders: University of Salford, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Medical Research Council (MRC), University of Manchester, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salix Homes
Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2018 09:41
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:13

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