Ambient Assisted Living – Night-time Support – Early Stages of Dementia


(Night Optimised Care Technology for UseRs Needing Assisted Lifestyles)

Dr. Juan Carlos Augusto, founder of GOODIES, was grant writer, successful bidder, scientific coordinator and active research team member.

The project was jointly funded by The Technology Strategy Board (now Innovate UK) and EPSRC.

Duration: September 2008 – January 2012.

Public Output from the project:

A reference to this project is made in the annual report to Parliament (Department of Health) on research and development in assistive technology (AT) authored by the Foundation for Assistive Technology (FAST): “Research and development work relating to assistive technology 2011-12“, July 2012, page 29-30.

A video clip demo is available in YouTube:

The following are the main scientific publications:

  • Night Optimised Care Technology for Users Needing Assisted Lifestyles Juan Carlos Augusto, M. Mulvenna, H. Zheng, H. Wang, S. Martin, P. McCullagh, J. Wallace. Behaviour and Information Technology. Taylor and Francis. 2013. DOI: 10.1080/0144929X.2013.816773
  • Participatory research to design a novel system to support the night-time needs of people with dementia: NOCTURNAL. Suzanne Martin, Juan Carlos Augusto, Paul Mc Cullagh, William Carswell, Huiru Zheng, Wang Haiying, Jonathan Wallace, Maurice Mulvenna. International Journal of Environmental Research and  Public Health (IJERPH) Vol.10(12), 6764-6782; 2013. Special issue on Advances in Telecare. DOI:10.3390/ijerph10126764
  • Visualization of Data for Ambient Assisted Living Services. Maurice Mulvenna, William Carswell, Paul McCullagh, Juan Carlos Augusto, Huiru Zheng, Paul Je
    ers, Haiying Wang, Suzanne Martin. IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 49, no. 1, Jan 2011, p. 110-117, ISSN: 0163-6804, 10.1109/MCOM.2011.5681023. IEEE Communications Magazine feature topic on New Converged Telecommunications Applications for the End User.
  • Nocturnal Sensing and Intervention for Assisted Living of People with Dementia. P.J. McCullagh, W. Carswell, M.D. Mulvenna, J.C. Augusto, H. Zheng, and W.P. Jeffers. In “Healthcare Sensor Networks – Challenges Towards Practical Application”. D. Lai, R. Begg and M. Palaniswami (Eds.). Pages 283-303. Taylor and Francis/CRC Press, 2011.
  • NOCTURNAL Ambient Assisted Living. J. C. Augusto, W. Carswell, H. Zheng, M. Mulvenna, S. Martin, P. McCullagh, H. Wang, J. Wallace, and P. Jeffers. Proceedings of International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI’11), Springer Verlag. Pages 350-354. 16-18 of November, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Design and Modelling of the Nocturnal AAL Care System. J. C. Augusto, H. Zheng, M. Mulvenna, H. Wang, W. Carswell, P. Jeffers. Proceedings of 2nd International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence (ISAmI 2011), pp. 109-116. April, 2011 – Salamanca – Spain. Springer Verlag.
  • Assisting People with Early Stage Dementia: Monitoring Wandering. Paul McCullagh, Juan Carlos Augusto, Huiru Zheng, Maurice Mulvenna, Haying Wang, William Carswell, Jonathan Wallace, Susanne Martin and Paul Jeffers. Everyday Technology for Independence and Care (Proceedings of the 11th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology, AAATE 2011), pp. 137-144. G.J. Gelderblom et al. (Eds.), IOS Press, 2011. doi:10.3233/978-1-60750-814-4-137
  • The NOCTURNAL Ambient Assisted Living System. W. Carswell, J. Augusto, M. Mulvenna, J. Wallace, S. Martin P.J. McCullagh, H. Zheng, H. Wang, K. McSorley, B. Taylor, W.P. Jeffers. Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Pervasive Health (PH’11), pp. 208-209. Dublin, Ireland. IEEE Press.
  • A Review of the Role of Assistive Technology for People with Dementia in the Hours of Darkness. Carswell, W., McCullagh, P.J., Augusto, J.C., Martin, S., Mulvenna, M.D., Zheng, H, Wang, H.Y., Wallace, J.G., McSorley, K., Taylor, B., Jeffers, W.P., Technology and Health Care, Volume 17, Number 4, pp. 281-304. 2009. IOS Press.
  • State of the Art on Night-Time Care of People with Dementia. P.J. McCullagh, W. Carswell, J.C. Augusto, S. Martin, M.D. Mulvenna, H. Zheng, H.Y.Wang, J.G. Wallace, K. McSorley, B. Taylor, and W.P. Jeffers Proceedings of the conference on Assisted Living 2009, published by IET, London, 24-25 of March, 2009.