A Novel Aid with Facial Detection, Facial Recognition, and Audio Analysis Capabilities for Patients with Dementia or Communication Disorders and their Caretakers

Computer Science & Math
Dora Chen – USA

The number of people diagnosed with dementia-causing diseases is rising at an alarming rate. Caregivers and guardians who cannot be nearby may face the challenge of understanding events in patients’ days without being present …

This researcher sought to develop a system that collects the important events in a day and combines the events into a concise record for patients or caregivers. The results of the experiment supported the hypothesis: by enabling a video-audio recorder with decision-making abilities based upon facial detection, facial recognition, and audio analysis, an aid for patients and caretakers can be created that compiles a concise record of a day’s important events.

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