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CIRDO: Smart companion for helping elderly to live at home for longer

Pierre Traineau
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Jean-Pierre Vimon
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Thierry Chevalier
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Cirdo project is intended to establish new healthcare systems to ensure the safety at home of seniors and people with decreasing independence. In particular, extending "e-lio" ( device, Cirdo aims to develop an audio/video-based system which makes it possible for elderly to live with a sufficient degree of autonomy. To achieve this goal, generic purposes on video analysis and audio processing are discussed and implemented in the same process. Audio and video analysis algorithms are launched simultaneously and thinks to GPU implementation, the tasks are done in real time. To comply with the requirements set out in the Cirdo project namely: respect privacy and preserve personal data, the processing tasks is performed through background tasks, without any human intrusion. In order to have different types of fall for our experiences, multiple scenarios were designed and performed by several persons. Besides the technical aspect, the project also focuses on generic technology validation by potential users and their human environment (family, caregivers/care takers...). Psychological and ergonomic assessment on the use of services developed was conducted. It focused on the usefulness, usability and accessibility and acceptance of the tool. This evaluation was completed by critical investigation of knowledge acquired by professionals (geriatricians, caregivers school and associations).
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hal-00967911 , version 1 (02-04-2014)



Saïda Bouakaz, Michel Vacher, Marc-Eric Bobillier-Chaumon, Frédéric Aman, Salima Bekkadja, et al.. CIRDO: Smart companion for helping elderly to live at home for longer. Innovation and Research in BioMedical engineering, 2014, 35 (2), pp.101-108. ⟨10.1016/j.irbm.2014.02.011⟩. ⟨hal-00967911⟩
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