Healthcare Technology

B N M Institute of Technology

TAGALONG- An Assistive Device for Alzheimer Patients


Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases and is considered to be the main cause of cognitive impairment in elderly people. The major symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is progressive dementia that eventually results in dysfunction of daily life. Memory problems are typically one of the first signs of Alzheimer’s, though initial symptoms may vary from person to person. A decline in other aspects of thinking, such as finding the right words, vision/spatial issues, and impaired reasoning or judgment, may also signal the very early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. As the person moves through the stages of Alzheimer’s, he or she will need more care.
One reason is that medicines used to treat Alzheimer’s disease can only control symptoms; they cannot cure the disease. Symptoms, such as memory loss and confusion, will get worse over time. Due to this, generally these patients will need more help. A popular technology-Internet of Things (IoT) is used in this project to build an assistive device for Alzheimer patients. The device continuously monitors Alzheimer patient’s behavior at home and abroad and inform the geographical location and occurrence of the accident and critical conditions to family members and healthcare personnel. The IoT device is also capable of reminding the Alzheimer patients to take the medicines and food at designated times of the day.
The proposed system aims to achieve higher accuracy towards sending emergency alerts and current health condition of patients such as heartbeat, blood pressure and sugar level, to the caretakers or family members and doctors likewise. This IoT based device helps reduce extra expenses and provides timely response to these patients.

Project Team

Harshit Mimani, K Sowmya, Merlin Andriana Lobo
Electronics and Communication Engineering


Mrs. Ashwini S Savanth
B N M Institute of Technology
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