The research will be conducted at the University of Malta’s Faculty of ICT Mark Weiser Lab where simulations of the dangers caused by wandering will be studied, to better improve the human activity recognition (HAR) solutions being developed for this project. Volunteers from all ages would be needed to help build a large dataset that will be available to various researchers working in this field. Volunteers may send an email to register their interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. PEM is supported by Information Systems Limited (ISL) through RIDT (Research, Innovation and Development Trust) in collaboration with SVDP and the University of Malta.
PEM focuses on Quality of life technology (QoLT) that makes use of devices that a person carries or wears. This involves a mobile solution that accompanies a person with dementia, and a technology-embedded environment in which a person lives, in this case, Saint Vincent de Paul (SVDP), and Mark Weiser Lab at the University of Malta’s Faculty of ICT, Department of Computer Information Systems. By collaborating with professional
caregivers in all stages of the study, the researchers improve their algorithms and report tools, to better access real time information about the persons with dementia. They aim to develop solutions that work in hospital environments, with the person and for the person. A major challenge is the lack of technology and resources in hospitals and elderly homes.