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The Escort System: A Safety Monitor for People Living with Alzheimer's Disease
April-June 2011 (vol. 10 no. 2)
pp. 68-77
Daniel Taub, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elmer C. Lupton, Talking Lights LLC
Roderick T. Hinman, Talking Lights LLC
Steven B. Leeb, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John Zeisel, Hearthstone Alzheimer Care
Susan Blackler, Hearthstone Alzheimer Care

The Escort system monitors residents of assisted living communities and alerts caregivers when they walk aimlessly, or "wander," into potentially dangerous situations. The system could help lead to improved care at reduced cost.

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Index Terms:
Healthcare, patient monitoring, elder care, context-awareness, Alzheimer's, locating, indoor locating, optical locating, optical communication, illumination
Citation:
Daniel Taub, Elmer C. Lupton, Roderick T. Hinman, Steven B. Leeb, John Zeisel, Susan Blackler, "The Escort System: A Safety Monitor for People Living with Alzheimer's Disease," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 68-77, April-June 2011, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2010.44
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