Title

A Context-aware Reminder System for Elders Based on Fuzzy Linguistic Approach

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

To date, several reminder systems for elders have been developed, but when and how to prompt the reminding message has not been fully explored yet. This paper presents a context-aware system that provides reminding messages for elders based on fuzzy linguistic model in order to properly deliver a reminder in an appropriate time and way. By separating the user activity contexts and contexts utilized to trigger a reminder, it is much easier for the elderly or their care givers to schedule and maintain reminders. We first adopt a fuzzy linguistic model to determine the prompting level based on the interrupt degree of user current activity and the urgent level of to-be-prompt reminder. An adaptive mapping strategy is then presented to transfer the prompting level into machine-readable parameters. Finally, the proposed approach is verified through our system prototype and experiments.

Keywords

Reminders, Fuzzy linguistic model, Aging, Cognitive impairment, Context-aware approach

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Management Information Systems

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

Publication

Expert Systems with Applications

Volume

39

Issue

10

First Page

9411

Last Page

9419

ISSN

0957-4174

Identifier

10.1016/j.eswa.2012.02.124

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2012.02.124