Project HealthDesign: dwellSense - Using Sensor Data From Elders' Daily Activities to Augment Personal Health Records, 2011-2012 (ICPSR 36030)

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Patricia Flatley Brennan, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Amind K. Dey, Carnegie Mellon University. Human-Computer Interaction Institute

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36030.v1

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It is often hard to detect subtle changes in everyday activities that could indicate the onset of dementia or physical decline in adults who live alone. The dwellSense team developed new technologies to monitor the routines of older adults who are at risk for cognitive decline. In-home sensors monitored three routine tasks: taking medication, making phone calls and preparing coffee. The sensor data was then used by key stakeholders, including participants, caregivers, and clinicians, to detect and better understand the individual's changing cognitive and physical abilities. By identifying decline at an early stage, caregivers have a chance to halt or even reverse deterioration that might otherwise result in an unsafe living situation or a transition to long-term care. This data collection comprises the sensor data collected from the elders who participated in the dwellSense study.

Flatley Brennan, Patricia, and Dey, Amind K. Project HealthDesign: dwellSense - Using Sensor Data From Elders’ Daily Activities to Augment Personal Health Records, 2011-2012. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-05-03. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36030.v1

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2011 -- 2012
2011 -- 2012
  1. The dwellSense study (formerly Embedded Assessment) was a project of Project HealthDesign, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation designed to stimulate innovation in the development of personal health records systems. Additional information about dwellSense is available on the Project HealthDesign web site.

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The dwellSence study recruited a convenience sample of 12 older adults living in a senior high-rise apartment building. The dwellSense data contain data collected from ten of them.

Persons at risk of cognitive decline.

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2016-05-03

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Flatley Brennan, Patricia, and Amind K. Dey. Project HealthDesign: dwellSense - Using Sensor Data From Elders' Daily Activities to Augment Personal Health Records, 2011-2012. ICPSR36030-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-05-03. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36030.v1

2016-05-03 A minor change was made to the study description.

2016-05-03 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

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  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
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  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.