Skip to main content
Browse by:
GROUP

ECE Seminar: Caring Analytics for Long-Term Care of People with Special Needs

Event Image
Icon calendar
Monday, October 01, 2018
Icon time
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Icon speaker
Marilyn Wolf, Farmer Distinguished Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminient Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology
Icon series
ECE Seminar

This talk describes our efforts to build cyber-physical systems to help care for people with special needs. The term "special needs" covers a wide range of cognitive and physical limitations. With a growing worldwide population of people with special needs, we need to find new ways to give these people meaningful lives. Because the special needs population covers such a wide range of conditions, the traditional, diagnosis-driven medical approach will not scale. My student Honggab Kim and I have developed tracking algorithms that can generate useful activity summaries from sparse sensor data in complex environments. We have also developed a clustering algorithm to compare activities and identify outliers.