Simone Stumpf

Senior Lecturer - Centre for HCI Design

Developing a smart toolset to improve quality of life for people with dementia and Parkinson’s disease

In this talk I will present our work on the Self-Care Advice, Monitoring, Planning, Intervention (SCAMPI) research project, conducted here at City, University of London. In this project, we are developing a toolset for people living with early stages of dementia and Parkinson’s disease to monitor and improve their quality of life. The toolset includes several artificial intelligence (AI) components that reason over data ( e.g. a computational model of activities and quality of life goals, and activity models using low-cost sensors placed in their own homes to help keep track of activities) as well as a user interface to set up and keep track of a quality of life plan. Our toolset was co-designed with people living with dementia and Parkinson’s, informal and formal carers in order to produce effective healthcare technology.

About the speaker:

Dr Simone Stumpf is a Senior Lecturer at City, University of London, UK, in the Centre for HCI Design. She has a long-standing research focus on user interactions with machine learning systems and has authored numerous publications in this area. Her current research projects include investigating sensor-based health self-care systems for people with dementia and Parkinson’s disease, personal health information management for people living with HIV, and interactions with smart heating system. The prime aim of her work is to empower all users to use smart machines effectively.

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