HBMS in a nutshell
HBMS is an AAL project. IT’s focus is on unobtrusively supporting people in doing their activities of daily life (ADL) autonomously in their homes: from basic ADL like dressing, via instrumental ADL like meal preparation, homework, loundry, using the phone and other technical devices, up to managing finances and using on-line (business) processes.
Often, aging is associated with declining memory performance. This affects the ability of doing the daily activities smoothly and thus limits the autonomy of a person concerned. HBMS – Human Behavior Monitoring and Support is to give such persons individual “aid-to-memory” support in order to keep their autonomy as long as possible.
The memory aid paradigm distinguishes HBMS from other approaches, as it aims at deriving advise and support services from integrated models of abilities, current context and episodic knowledge that an individual had or has, but has temporarily forgotten. As a consequence, HBMS is supposed to enter a person’s life, e.g., together with some other domotic components, before his or her memory shows dropouts.