JJAP Conference Proceedings

JJAP Conf. Proc. 4, 011616 (2016) doi:10.7567/JJAPCP.4.011616

The skill representation of a multimodal communication care method for people with dementia

Shogo Ishikawa1, Mio Ito2, Miwako Honda3, Yoichi Takebayashi1

  1. 1Shizuoka University, Shizuoka 432-8011, Japan
  2. 2Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Itabashi, Tokyo 173-0015, Japan
  3. 3Tokyo Medical Center, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8902, Japan
  • Received September 28, 2015
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The purpose of this paper is to describe the way to represent the skills in dementia care based on the multimodal communication analysis by a computational approach. With the rapid growth of an aging population, it is becoming extremely important to elucidate communication skills for improving the quality of life of the elderly. Focusing on the dementia care method by HUMANITUDE, we have analyzed dementia care skills to evaluate their effectiveness. We designed three layers for representing skills and named them “Intra-modality”, “Inter-modality”, and “Multimodal-interaction”. These results are a part of the findings of empirical analysis of building human relationships.

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