Validation and Optimization of the Individual Benefits of Locating Systems in Dementia Care

Assistive Technology for Dementia: Validation and Optimization of the Individual Benefits of Locating Systems in Dementia Care (VODINO)

Sponsors

Lead Sponsor: Charite University, Berlin, Germany

Collaborator: German Alzheimer Society

Source Charite University, Berlin, Germany
Brief Summary

The project aims to make new technologies for locating people with dementia easier to use for the patients and those caring for them.

Objective: To systematically understand what improves the user experience of persons with dementia (PwD) and their primary caregivers (CG) with locating system watches to ultimately allow users to obtain more benefits from using these watches.

Aim: Improving the user experience of PwD and CG with locating system watches using a cross-over design and a theory-based educational session approach.

Detailed Description

This entire research field (assistive technology in dementia care) is based on the need to address care solutions for a growing number of PwD and CG in the absence of a cure for (Alzheimer's) dementia.

Methods: A user study with two free available locating watches. In educational sessions PwD obtain a locating watch and their CG a smartphone with the application of the locating watch installed on it. By using a cross-over design each dyad (PwD and CG) obtaining both locating systems. The designed educational session hopefully ease subsequent use and make it more enjoyable. The dyads will use each system over four weeks in their real environment.

Overall Status Completed
Start Date June 2016
Completion Date November 2016
Primary Completion Date November 2016
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Usability 8 weeks
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Caregiver burden 8 weeks
Acceptance and Practicability 8 weeks
Quality of life 8 weeks
Activities of Daily Living 8 weeks
Enrollment 40
Condition
Intervention

Intervention Type: Device

Intervention Name: Locating system watch with GPS-technology

Description: Patients using locating system watches with embedded global positioning system (GPS) technology and telephone function; Caregivers using a Smartphone with an installed application to see the current location of the patient and with the possibility to call the patient

Eligibility

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

- diagnosis of all kinds of dementia or mild cognitive impairment

Exclusion Criteria:

- not able to move outside alone

Gender: All

Minimum Age: N/A

Maximum Age: N/A

Healthy Volunteers: No

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Oliver Peters, MD Principal Investigator Charité CBF
Location
Facility: Charité University Medicine
Location Countries

Germany

Verification Date

August 2017

Responsible Party

Type: Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation: Charite University, Berlin, Germany

Investigator Full Name: Oliver Peters

Investigator Title: MD

Keywords
Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Number Of Arms 2
Arm Group

Label: Himatic locating system

Type: Other

Description: Locating system watch with GPS-technology (free available) Main functions: telephone function and location upon request via smartphone

Label: ReSOS locating system

Type: Other

Description: Locating system watch with GPS-technology (free available) Main functions: telephone function and location upon request via smartphone

Acronym VODINO
Patient Data Yes
Study Design Info

Allocation: Randomized

Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment

Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Masking: None (Open Label)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov