Continuous activity monitoring and intelligent contextual prompting to improve medication adherence

Jay Lundell, Tamara L. Hayes, Sengul Vurgun, Umut Ozertem, Janna Kimel, Jeffrey Kaye, Farzin Guilak, Misha Pavel

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Abstract

Poor medication adherence is a serious medical problem, particularly in older adults. Various solutions have been developed to remind people to take their medications, but these systems are usually simple time-based alarm systems that are not particularly effective. We describe a system that is context aware, and that utilizes information about past patterns of behavior plus the current context to provide prompts at the appropriate time and place. A case study from our initial deployment of the system to eleven older adults illustrates the possibilities and advantages of context aware prompting systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication29th Annual International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'07
Pages6286-6289
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event29th Annual International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'07 - Lyon, France
Duration: Aug 23 2007Aug 26 2007

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

Other29th Annual International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'07
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period8/23/078/26/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Lundell, J., Hayes, T. L., Vurgun, S., Ozertem, U., Kimel, J., Kaye, J., Guilak, F., & Pavel, M. (2007). Continuous activity monitoring and intelligent contextual prompting to improve medication adherence. In 29th Annual International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'07 (pp. 6286-6289). [4353792] (Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2007.4353792