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|Title: ||A caregiving assistant for the elderly|
|Authors: ||Tse, Shuk Yan|
|Department: ||Department of Computer Science|
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Supervisor: ||Supervisor: Ms. Mong, Yu; First Reader: Dr. Huang, Scott Chih-hao; Second Reader: Dr. Wang, Lusheng|
|Abstract: ||In the recent years, population aging has attracted much attention. There is a
demand to let the elderly to be independent in their daily living while timely and proper
assistant is available when they are in need. In Hong Kong, there exists a service called
Mobile Link service for the elderly to call the operators for help in the outdoors when
there is an emergency. However, the solution is more like a partial solution because
there is only a care taking service from the Mobile Link involved, there is no involvement
of the family members. Further evaluations of such products are given in this report.
In my project, a more comprehensive solution is designed and implemented. After
reviewing different kinds of technologies, GPS and a newer technology - Wifi are chosen
as the location determination technologies. A survey has been conducted to gather
opinions from the elderly and major requirements of the system were defined. The
system design was done, hardware and software needed in the project were identified.
The implementation process then began.
The Caregiving Assistant (CA) that has two main components is developed. The first
component is a mobile application for location tracking called LocateU. It is installed in
an elder’s mobile phone and the elder is able to call for help with one single button.
Meanwhile, not only the care taking service provider can identify the client's location,
the elder's family can also know where the elder is about using a web-based system. The
second component of CA is a web-based application called CareU that supports assistant
service. One of the features is to make the location history of an elder available and
using it to infer the places where the elder is likely to be around. The elderly and their
family members can also compose reminder message that will be sent to the elderly at
the requested time. In addition, family members can now view the calling history to
learn more about the need of the elderly.|
|Appears in Collections:||Computer Science - Undergraduate Final Year Projects|
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