A Low-Power, Distributed, Pervasive Healthcare System for Supporting Memory

Research paper in MobileHealth on a new and innovative electronic memory aid by Dirk de Jager, Alex L. Wood, Geoff V. Merrett, Bashir M. Al-Hashimi, Kieron O’Hara, Nigel R. Shadbolt and Wendy Hall.


The paper describes a system which reminds people with memory problems of details and memories of their surroundings in real time. The system is called DejaView and has 3 components: a wearable sensing device, a mobile phone and an Internet service. The wearable sensing device will allow a full day’s operation on a single charge and will also recognise faces and and display the peoples’ names on the mobile phone.