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Project HealthDesign: dwellSense - Using Sensor Data From Elders' Daily Activities to Augment Personal Health Records, 2011-2012

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Flatley Brennan, Patricia (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Dey, Amind K. (Carnegie Mellon University. Human-Computer Interaction Institute)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Project HealthDesign Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Free Keywords
cognitive decline; health information technology; observations of daily living; older adults; personal health records
  • Abstract

    It is often hard to detect subtle changes in everyday activities that could indicate the onset of dementia or physical decline in adults who live alone. The dwellSense team developed new technologies to monitor the routines of older adults who are at risk for cognitive decline. In-home sensors monitored three routine tasks: taking medication, making phone calls and preparing coffee. The sensor data was then used by key stakeholders, including participants, caregivers, and clinicians, to detect and better understand the individual's changing cognitive and physical abilities. By identifying decline at an early stage, caregivers have a chance to halt or even reverse deterioration that might otherwise result in an unsafe living situation or a transition to long-term care. This data collection comprises the sensor data collected from the elders who participated in the dwellSense study.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Pill Data
    • DS2: Coffee Data
    • DS3: Phone Data
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011 / 2012
    Time period: 2011--2012
  • 2011 / 2012
    Collection date: 2011--2012
Geographic Coverage
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons at risk of cognitive decline.
The dwellSence study recruited a convenience sample of 12 older adults living in a senior high-rise apartment building. The dwellSense data contain data collected from ten of them.
Collection Mode
  • coded on-site observation, mixed mode

    The dwellSense study (formerly Embedded Assessment) was a project of Project HealthDesign, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation designed to stimulate innovation in the development of personal health records systems. Additional information about dwellSense is available on the Project HealthDesign web site.

    The SPSS setups are encoded in UTF-8.

2016-05-03 A minor change was made to the study description. Funding insitution(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (67167).
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 36030 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Massoudi, Barbara L.. BreathEasy: A smartphone app to manage asthma in an underserved population. Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine.1, (4S), 3-3.2012.
    • ID: 10.7309/jmtm.27 (DOI)
  • Lee, Matthew L., Dey, Anind K.. Reflecting on pills and phone use: Supporting awareness of functional abilities for older adults. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI '11.New York, NY: ACM. 2011.
    • ID: 10.1145/1978942.1979247 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2016-05-03 | Issue Number: 4 | Registration Date: 2016-05-03

Flatley Brennan, Patricia; Dey, Amind K. (2016): Project HealthDesign: dwellSense - Using Sensor Data From Elders' Daily Activities to Augment Personal Health Records, 2011-2012. Version 1. Project HealthDesign Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.