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AD-Mini web application by SLIIT for patients with Dementia disease

AD-Mini web applicationis an innovative online memory improvement tool developed especially for Alzheimer’s patients in Sri Lanka.

The application is in English and Sri Lankan languages which covers Amnesia, Agnosia, Aphasia and Apraxia commonly known as “4A”s in Alzheimer’s disease.The solution is accessible via mobile and desktop environment.

Moreover, the application consists of a clinically tested hardware tool to facilitate fine motor skills improvement. Since Alzheimer’s patients are commonly encountered with memory related problems, the patient may require the assistance ofthe caregiver in order to register with the application.

The activity interface is displayed upon login with activities categorized based on 4As mentioned above.

This research has been recognized through Bronze Award for Emerging Innovator at CodeFest 2018 organized by SLIIT Faculty of Computing; Bronze Medal, Brainstorm 2018 organized by University of Moratuwa; IEEE EMBS branch chapter, Merit Award, Business Category; National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2018 organized by British Computer Society of Sri Lanka; Session Best Paper award, Research Symposium 2018 organized by SLIIT Faculty of Computing; Overall Best paper award, Research Symposium 2018 organized by SLIIT Faculty of Computing. AD-Mini was demonstrated at Young Professionals track at IEEE R10 HTC 2018 workshop hosted by IEEE and SLIIT, Fourth Industrial Revolution and Healthcare 2018 organized by World Health Organization and WEDESA 2018 at BMICH organized by University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

According to medical opinion the recommendation is to provide them with basic tasks initially which use the gamification techniques such as Scoringfor motivation. The doctor has the access to monitor patients on a monthly basis. The patient’s record keeping is handled via a cloud-based platform. The caregiver is advised toencourage the patient to perform the tasks as recommended by the physician.

This research is a step towards creating a computer-aided platform for Alzheimer’s patients to improve their livelihood through activitiesfocusing on long-term memory, short-term memory, language and communication skills and fine motor skills under the guidance of Clinical Psychiatrists.

This application was clinically tested under the supervision of Dr. Harsha Gunasekera, Consultant Neurologist, Sri Jayewardenepura Teaching Hospital, Prof. Ranil de Silva, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Dr. Srikanth Srinivasan, Consultant Neurologist, Lanka Hospitals PLC.

AD-Mini is an application developed by D.S.D. Weerakoon, J.D.S.Y. Dissanayake, W.P.M. Thilakasiri and W.D.M.B. Shanthakumara, undergraduates in Information Systems Engineering specialization, in their final research project under the supervision of Chathurangika Kahandawaarachchi, Lecturer, Department of Information Systems Engineering, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology which belongs to ICT for Development research group of the Faculty of Computing.


 

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