Browsing by Author "Prada, Gabriel Ioan"
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- ItemAcceptability of Digital Quality of Life Questionnaire Corroborated with Data from Tracking Devices(IEEE, 2019) Drăghici, Rozeta; Rusu, Alexandra; Prada, Gabriel Ioan; Herghelegiu, Anna Marie; Băjenaru, Lidia; Dobre, CiprianThe vINCI technology has a modular construction therefore the acceptability of each device will be assessed and further technological adaptation and modification will be performed based on older peoples feedback in a step by step manner. To avoid biased feedback and outcome due to previous usage of vINCI devices, different samples of seniors will be selected for each stage of the vINCI testing and validation. The vINCI modular technology comprises of different devices such as intelligent tablet (IT), smart watch (SW), smart insole (SI) and smart camera (SC). At this stage of the study we are testing the acceptability of a digital Quality of Life Questionnaire and we want to determine what information offers each type of tracking devices. The results of the study will allow us to determine at what stage of evolution of subjects over the age of 65 it will be necessary to introduce each of the four devices in order to obtain enough data or information to make decisions that prevent the aggravation of some diseases, or various accidents at home or during persons walking.
- ItemClinically-validated INtegrated Support for Assistive Care and Lifestyle Improvement: the Human Link - vINCI - Preliminary Report on Clinical Architecture(2019) Herghelegiu, Anna Marie; Prada, Gabriel Ioan; Drăghici, Rozeta; Dobre, Ciprian; Rusu, Alexandra; Băjenaru, LidiaDigital technology has the potential to benefit the lives of older people, enabling them to live independently and providing the support to implement preventive health care, health education and promotion measures. The ViNCI project, funded under the Ambient Assisted Living programme, aims to develop an IoT-based eco-system technology constructed to offer a platform for early identification of health related problems. The most important feature of the ViNCI user-centric and privacy-aware technology is that the user is able to independently identify his/hers health risks and to receive direct feedback with specific recommendations. On an active screen tablet, seniors are able to self-complete a standardized questionnaire that assesses their quality of life across multiple domains. If their quality of life scores below the optimal level, evaluation of their psychological well-being and objective assessment of their physical activity level will be performed in a stepwise manner.
- ItemHow can we increase the quality of life in the elderly with neurocognitive disorders using vINCI technology(2019) Drăghici, Rozeta; Herghelegiu, Anna Marie; Prada, Gabriel Ioan; Rusu, Alexandra; Băjenaru, Lidia; Dobre, Ciprian; Ianculescu, Marilena; Marinescu, Ion Alexandru; Tomescu, Mihaela
- ItemIntegrated Consumer Technologies for Older Adults' Quality of Life Improvement: the vINCI Project(IEEE, 2019) Spinsante, Susanna; Strazza, Annachiara; Dobre, Ciprian; Băjenaru, Lidia; Mavromoustakis, Constandinos; Batalla, Jordi Mongay; Krawiec, Piotr; Georgescu, George; Molan, Gregor; Gonzalez-Velez, Horacio; Herghelegiu, Anna Marie; Prada, Gabriel Ioan; Draghici, RozetaA low physical activity is one of the most important lifestyle risk factors for many chronic conditions in the older age. To tackle this issue, the consequences of which have relevant impact on the sustainability of national welfare in many developed countries, consumer technologies may be leveraged to offer easy-to-use tools enabling older adults to optimize their health-related quality of life, and promote an active and healthy longevity. This paper describes a technical platform named vINCI, obtained by the integration of consumer technologies with Assisted Living solutions and services, where multiple wearable devices work together to create an aggregated solution able to capture the various facets of events leading to the decrease in the perceived health-related quality of life, as typically associated with old age. Supporting the feedback of specialized medical evaluations, the vINCI technology enables elderly not only to self-evaluate their physical activity level, but also to change their behaviors and lifestyle in the long-term.
- ItemTowards the development of a personalized healthcare solution for elderly: from user needs to system specifications(IEEE, 2020) Băjenaru, Lidia; Marinescu, Ion Alexandru; Dobre, Ciprian; Prada, Gabriel Ioan; Constantinou, CostasDue to the demographic changes, the demand for care services adapted to the elderly will have an unprecedented growth globally. In this situation, maintaining quality of life (QoL) and wellbeing for older adults will need support of complementary, nontraditional, ICT-based care practices. vINCI project, part of the European research effort in this domain, aims to deliver an integrated technology for the monitoring and instrumentation of the QoL intervention for older adults. The process of designing the vINCI application is based on the patient profile model that will be the input to provide personalized healthcare. The profile is used as evidence to evaluate the impact of vINCI solution on the perceived quality of life provided by caregivers. This paper proposes a complementary approach in modelling the user profile by identifying the needs and preferences of elderly and translating them into development requirements of the vINCI monitoring platform. In this respect, this paper proposes a methodology and methods to define user needs, which are based upon the User Centered Design principles, such as user surveys. The needs survey provides information that is used to specify the needed functional and nonfunctional requirements that vINCI platform must support.