University of Granada develops a system to Avoid Forgetting Things (Aug. 29, 2009) — Researchers at the University of Granada (UGR) have developed a system with Artificial Intelligence techniques which advises elderly people to avoid forgetting certain everyday tasks.

logo_ugrThis system uses sensors distributed in the environment in order to recognize their actions or behaviour and mobile devices which remind them, for example, to take their keys before they leave home.

The system recognizes the everyday actions of the users by RFID labels. These labels are discreetly placed on the objects that the individuals touch most often, when they do so, a signal is sent to a computer or mobile device situated in the house.

All activities of the people are assessed with Artificial Intelligence techniques in order to compile a list of actions such as remembering to take the keys or the mobile phone before leaving home. The researchers monitored each user so as to obtain an individualized database.

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