Context-aware life-logging for persons with mild dementia

Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009;2009:6183-6. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5334509.


The demands of introducing technology to support independent living is increasing. This is true also for persons suffering from mild dementia who may have difficulties remembering important information, such as activities, numbers, names, objects, faces, and so on. This paper presents a context-aware life-logging system, called MemoryLane, which can support independent living and improve quality of life for persons with mild dementia. The system offers both real time support as well as possibilities to rehearse and recall activities for building episodic memory. This paper also presents a mobile client to be used in MemoryLane, as well as an evaluation of the importance of different data for the purpose of memory recollection.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Dementia / complications
  • Dementia / rehabilitation*
  • Equipment Design
  • Equipment Failure Analysis
  • Humans
  • Memory Disorders / etiology
  • Memory Disorders / rehabilitation*
  • Reminder Systems / instrumentation*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Self-Help Devices*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • User-Computer Interface*