HBMS > Human Behavior Monitoring and Support

In general aging is associated with a decline in memory abilities. Especially elderly people often need support to carry out activities such as using technical devices (e.g. washing machine, TV-set), dealing with administrative duties, using electronic banking tools or online-shops or simply to remember all steps of their daily life activities (e.g. morning routines).

A reduced memory performance limits the autonomy of a person.


The aim of HBMS - Human Behavior Monitoring and Support is to give elderly people individual `aid-to-memory' support to keep their autonomy as long as possible.


In contrast to most assistive systems HBMS is supposed to enter a person's life before his or her memory shows disabilities. HBMS accompanies a person over a period of several years and during this time individual cognitive knowledge is derived, abstracted, integrated and stored in a knowledge base. This individual knowledge "learned in time" can then be used as needed to compensate gaps in the episodic memory of the respective person.