A progressive study of user and sensor models for monitoring and assisting elderly people, focusing on the visually impaired

  • Zukerman, Ingrid (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Lamoureux, Ecosse Luc (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Rees, Gwyneth (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Russell, Andy (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Alexandersson, Jan (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project will produce advances in user models and language technology to provide solutions that allow elderly people to remain independently in their homes. To achieve this goal, we will assess the needs of elderly people, and the possible impact of our technology on their lives. Key outcomes of the project are: a) computational mechanisms for acquiring and exploiting models of elderly people's behaviour using data from the sensory devices; b) a set of interventions and decision procedures to improve the safety and independence of elderly people in their homes; c) insights regarding the impact of different configurations of sensory, intervention and communication devices; and d) a cost/outcome analysis of the planned technologies.
Effective start/end date1/07/1031/12/14


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD280,000.00
  • Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (trading as VicHealth) (Victoria): AUD75,000.00
  • Meticube, Lda: AUD10,500.00
  • Monash University