MultiMemoHome is a research project aiming to develop user-friendly, accessible and effective reminder systems in order to improve home care. Our primary goal is to use modern technology to support people who require regular care or assistance at home. We hope that this will help to provide a higher standard of living, reduce stress on carers and family, and allow people to remain in their own homes independently for longer.
In order to reach this goal we're researching how different people live, identifying the things people forget and the methods used to remember things around the home. We're also investigating the technology required to deliver reminders to people of various ages, backgrounds and abilities. Most importantly, we're trying to research technology that is practical, affordable and suitable for use in everyday life.
We believe the key to this is multimodal interaction; communication through sound, vision, smell and touch. Multimodal interaction allows us to create computer systems that are more accessible, especially to people with sensory impairments. The MMH project brings together two world-class teams to combine work on speech and multimodal interaction, supported by experienced clinicians from the only audiology training programme in Scotland.
Two continuing computing science students at the University of Glasgow were funded jointly by the MultMemoHome Project and the MATCH project to work with Marilyn McGee-Lennon over the summer of 2010 on projects to design reminders for the home...read more
We've been asking our visitors to share stories of things they've forgotten. These stories will help us to understand what people forget and the kind of things they might want help remembering. You can submit your own story by following this link. Here are some extracts from existing stories.
Due to hearing loss occasionally I forget to turn off the taps and I cannot hear the water running. On occasion I have also forgotten to turn off the gas. Sometimes you lose things because you don't hear them drop.
Today, my father was frantically calling doctors' offices to find out which doctor he had an appointment with tomorrow. Turns out that he had rescheduled the appointment and hadn't changed his calendar.
One of the most common issues I see with my older family members, is remembering to charge their cell phones. Which can be somewhat of a worry to me, because I fear they will get in a bind somewhere, and go to use their dead cell phone to no avail.