human memory

Reminding Short-Term Memory Sufferers to Complete Routine Tasks

Publication Type:

Report

Source:

UCD-CSI-2007-10, University College Dublin (2007)

URL:

http://www.csi.ucd.ie/UserFiles/publications/UCD-CSI-2007-10.pdf

Keywords:

rfid; human memory; rfid glove; pervasive computing; ubiquitous computing

Abstract:

With the general increase of life span that our advances in health care have afforded us, more people are suffering from short term memory loss than ever before. Short term memory sufferers often forget what they were doing in the middle of a task and can find themselves in dangerous situations, such as leaving the stove on and leaving the house. They could benefit from an RFID based reminder system that would determine what they were doing based on what objects they touch. To use the system, the user wears an RFID glove which has a reader in the palm. The RFID glove reads the tags on the nearby objects. Along with the RFID glove we are developing an application that enables the user to interact with a reminder application. The application alerts the user of important activities they may have forgotten they started and when an activity is interrupted. It also keeps a record of the list of activities they have performed and objects they have touched through out the day.

Using Colocation to Support Human Memory

Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

MeMos 2007: Supporting Human Memory with Interactive Systems. Workshop, p.41-44 (2007)

Keywords:

rfid; human memory; rfid glove; pervasive computing; ubiquitous computing

Abstract:

The progress of health care in the western world has been marked by an increase in life expectancy. Advances in life expectancy have meant that more people are living with acute health problems, many of which are related to impairment of memory. This paper describes a pair of scenarios that use RFID to assist people who may suffer from memory defects to extend their capability for independent living. We present our implementation of an RFID glove, describe its operation, and show how it enables the application scenarios.

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