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Technology and Dementia (formerly ETAC)

Saturday, July 12, 2014
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Crowne Plaza - Everest 2
Ørestads Boulevard 114-118, 2300
København, Denmark

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Technology and Dementia, a preconference to AAIC 2014, convenes researchers in the technological field working to improve the standard of living for those all those affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. Formerly, this meeting was hosted as a conference of the Alzheimer's Association Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer Care (ETAC) grant program. Technology and Dementia will feature research projects that utilize mobile technology, home-based technology and social networking to positively impact care and support for individuals with dementia as well as the care partner.

This preconference is organized by the Technology Professional Interest Area (PIA) of the International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART). With a growing membership base, ISTAART connects researchers to their peers and the latest news in the field. Join today to access networking opportunities and member benefits. Once you are a member of ISTAART, PIA membership comes at no additional cost—add PIAs to your membership when you join.

Session Topics

Target audience

Researchers invested in the development and validation of technological resources for individuals affected by dementia.


Technology and Dementia is a preconference to AAIC 2014. Preconferences require a separate registration fee in addition to AAIC or may be purchased as a stand-alone event. Register now.



8:30-8:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Chair, Technology Professional Interest Area
Frank Webbe, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla., United States


8:45-9:15 a.m.

Opening Address: State of the Art

Jeffrey Kaye, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon., United States

9:15-10:15 a.m.

Session I – Assessment and Monitoring

Multimodal Monitoring Of Functional Status In Moderate Alzheimer's Disease
Stephen Bonasera

Offering Situational Awareness From Activity Estimation And Social Networks
Jessica Beltran

A Passive Tag-Free Approach To Localization And Activity Monitoring
Eric Wan

Objective Measurement Of Gait Parameters In Healthy And Cognitively Impaired Elderly Using The Dual Task




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10:30-11:30 a.m.

Session II – Living with Dementia

Everyday Technology For A Good Life With Dementia
Arlene Astell

TAUT: Technology Adoption And Prediction Tool For Everyday Technologies
Chris Nugent

Selecting Touch Tablet Apps For People With Dementia
Phil Joddrell

Inmente – Personal Assistive Aid For People Living With Dementia And Their Peers
Maria Krag

11:30 a.m.-Noon


Noon-1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Poster Viewing

1:15-1:30 p.m.

Summary of EU Dementia and Technology Projects
Geja Langefeld, Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), Belgium

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Keynote Presentation: DemCare Project
Alexandra König, CoBTeK Cognition Behaviour Technology, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Session III – Caregiving

Fall Recognition Using Environmental Electronic Sensors
Victor Hirth

Context Aware Computing With Motivational Counseling To Enable Dressing
Wyn Burleson

Results Of The Evaluation Of The European STAR Training Portal: Training And Re-Skilling Careers Of People With Dementia
Bart Hattink

Designing To Support Caregiving In Ambient Assisted Living Environments
Amy Hwang

3:30-4:00 p.m.

From Project to Product: The Challenges of Commercialization (Part 1)
Expert panel (researcher, funder, industry representative)

4:00-4:45 p.m.

From Project to Product: The Challenges of Commercialization (Part 2)
Open discussion

4:45-5 p.m.

Closing Remarks

5-6 p.m.

Technology Professional Interest Area Business Meeting




Arlene Astell, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Toronto, Canada & University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Jesse Hoey, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Jeffrey Kaye, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States
Alex Mihailidis, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Christopher Nugent, University of Ulster, Londonderry, United Kingdom
Frank M. Webbe, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, United States

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