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Issue No. 02 - April-June (2004 vol. 3)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 15-21
Alexander G. Hauptmann , Carnegie Mellon University
Jiang Gao , Carnegie Mellon University
Rong Yan , Carnegie Mellon University
Yanjun Qi , Carnegie Mellon University
Jie Yang , Carnegie Mellon University
Howard D. Wactlar , Carnegie Mellon University
Pervasive activity monitoring in a skilled-nursing facility helps capture a continuous audio and video record. The CareMedia project analyzes this video information by automatically tracking people, helping to efficiently label individuals, and characterizing selected activities and actions. The project emphasizes detecting eating activity in the dining hall and personal hygiene. Through this work, the video record becomes an information asset that can provide geriatric-care specialists with greater insights to the elderly and evaluation of their behavioral problems. Evaluations of the effectiveness of analyzing such a large video record illustrate our approach's feasibility.
health, scene analysis, multimedia information systems, video

J. Yang, R. Yan, H. D. Wactlar, A. G. Hauptmann, J. Gao and Y. Qi, "Automated Analysis of Nursing Home Observations," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 3, no. , pp. 15-21, 2004.
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