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Alex Mihailidis

Bio: Alex Mihailidis is an academic researcher from University of Toronto. The author has contributed to research in topics: Dementia & Population. The author has an hindex of 43, co-authored 248 publications receiving 7071 citations. Previous affiliations of Alex Mihailidis include University Health Network & Simon Fraser University.


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TL;DR: The emergence of `ambient-assisted living’ (AAL) tools for older adults based on ambient intelligence paradigm is summarized and the state-of-the-art AAL technologies, tools, and techniques are summarized.
Abstract: In recent years, we have witnessed a rapid surge in assisted living technologies due to a rapidly aging society. The aging population, the increasing cost of formal health care, the caregiver burden, and the importance that the individuals place on living independently, all motivate development of innovative-assisted living technologies for safe and independent aging. In this survey, we will summarize the emergence of `ambient-assisted living” (AAL) tools for older adults based on ambient intelligence paradigm. We will summarize the state-of-the-art AAL technologies, tools, and techniques, and we will look at current and future challenges.

1,000 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a state-of-the-art review of assistive technology for cognitive rehabilitation: State of the art, Vol. 14, No. 5, Technology in Cognitive Rehabilation.
Abstract: (2004). Assistive technology for cognitive rehabilitation: State of the art. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: Vol. 14, Technology in Cognitive Rehabilation, pp. 5-39.

355 citations

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TL;DR: The COACH system shows promise as a tool to help support older adults with moderate-levels of dementia and their caregivers, and the findings reinforce the need for flexibility and dynamic personalization in devices designed to assist elderly adults with dementia.
Abstract: Background Many older adults with dementia require constant assistance from a caregiver when completing activities of daily living (ADL). This study examines the efficacy of a computerized device intended to assist people with dementia through ADL, while reducing caregiver burden. The device, called COACH, uses artificial intelligence to autonomously guide an older adult with dementia through the ADL using audio and/or audio-video prompts.

317 citations

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TL;DR: An intelligent emergency response system to detect falls in the home uses image-based sensors and encourages the potential use of a vision-based system to provide safety and security in the homes of the elderly.
Abstract: We have designed an intelligent emergency response system to detect falls in the home. It uses image-based sensors. A pilot study was conducted using 21 subjects to evaluate the efficacy and performance of the fall-detection component of the system. Trials were conducted in a mock-up bedroom setting, with a bed, a chair and other typical bedroom furnishings. A small digital videocamera was installed in the ceiling at a height of approximately 2.6 m. The digital camera covered an area of approximately 5.0 m x 3.8 m. The subjects were asked to assume a series of postures, namely walking/standing, sitting/lying down in an inactive zone, stooping, lying down in a 'stretched' position, and lying down in a 'tucked' position. These five scenarios were repeated three times by each subject in a random order. These test positions totalled 315 tasks with 126 fall-simulated tasks and 189 non-fall-simulated tasks. The system detected a fall on 77% of occasions and missed a fall on 23%. False alarms occurred on only 5% of occasions. The results encourage the potential use of a vision-based system to provide safety and security in the homes of the elderly.

238 citations

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TL;DR: This paper presents a real-time vision-based system to assist a person with dementia wash their hands, which combines a Bayesian sequential estimation framework for tracking hands and towel, with a decision-theoretic framework for computing policies of action.

230 citations


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Christopher M. Bishop1
01 Jan 2006
TL;DR: Probability distributions of linear models for regression and classification are given in this article, along with a discussion of combining models and combining models in the context of machine learning and classification.
Abstract: Probability Distributions.- Linear Models for Regression.- Linear Models for Classification.- Neural Networks.- Kernel Methods.- Sparse Kernel Machines.- Graphical Models.- Mixture Models and EM.- Approximate Inference.- Sampling Methods.- Continuous Latent Variables.- Sequential Data.- Combining Models.

10,141 citations

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TL;DR: The 11th edition of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine welcomes Anthony Fauci to its editorial staff, in addition to more than 85 new contributors.
Abstract: The 11th edition of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine welcomes Anthony Fauci to its editorial staff, in addition to more than 85 new contributors. While the organization of the book is similar to previous editions, major emphasis has been placed on disorders that affect multiple organ systems. Important advances in genetics, immunology, and oncology are emphasized. Many chapters of the book have been rewritten and describe major advances in internal medicine. Subjects that received only a paragraph or two of attention in previous editions are now covered in entire chapters. Among the chapters that have been extensively revised are the chapters on infections in the compromised host, on skin rashes in infections, on many of the viral infections, including cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus, on sexually transmitted diseases, on diabetes mellitus, on disorders of bone and mineral metabolism, and on lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly. The major revisions in these chapters and many

6,968 citations

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08 Sep 1978-Science

5,182 citations

01 Jan 2004
TL;DR: Comprehensive and up-to-date, this book includes essential topics that either reflect practical significance or are of theoretical importance and describes numerous important application areas such as image based rendering and digital libraries.
Abstract: From the Publisher: The accessible presentation of this book gives both a general view of the entire computer vision enterprise and also offers sufficient detail to be able to build useful applications. Users learn techniques that have proven to be useful by first-hand experience and a wide range of mathematical methods. A CD-ROM with every copy of the text contains source code for programming practice, color images, and illustrative movies. Comprehensive and up-to-date, this book includes essential topics that either reflect practical significance or are of theoretical importance. Topics are discussed in substantial and increasing depth. Application surveys describe numerous important application areas such as image based rendering and digital libraries. Many important algorithms broken down and illustrated in pseudo code. Appropriate for use by engineers as a comprehensive reference to the computer vision enterprise.

3,627 citations