RadioMe – Intelligent Radio for People with Dementia

RadioMe is a £2.7 million EPSRC-funded project that will use artificial intelligence to adapt and personalise live radio, with the aim of transforming the lives of people living alone with dementia.

UK care of Alzheimer’s agitation on its own costs £2 billion yearly. People with Dementia (PWD) generally have better quality of life in their own homes and wish to remain there. RM helps maintain the UK’s history of pioneering music therapy by incorporating bio-sensor technology, and providing procedures for music therapiststo work withtechnology.

  • increase quality of life for people with mild to moderate dementia (here-after referred to as PWD)by reducing agita-tion impact and prompting performance of vital daily tasks;
  • alleviate the burden for families caring for lone-living PWD;
  • reduce care / clinical interventions;
  • and simplify the operation of an in-home assistive system.

The University of Glasgow will produce following outcomes:

  • Diary System & Interface
    • Diary with UI that careror PWD can operate comfortably;
    • reminder construction protocol for making repeated reminder word-ing less irritating;
    • protocol for ensuring fol-lowed reminders will always lead to safe behaviour.
  • Agitation/Step Detection & Agitation Reduction
    • In-home tested agitation detection that triggers tested agita-tion-reducing music. Enables agitation reduc-ing music as part of the remixed radio;
    • tested approximate step detection.