Division of Health and Clinical Data Project for Advancement of Infrastructure for Utilization of Medical, Nursing, and Health Data (Promotion of research on AI and IoT systems for dementia)


Key Fields Health and Clinical Data Project, Aging and Dementia
program year 05/01/20-03/31/23
R&D phase None
Division of Health and Clinical Data, Department of Health and Clinical Data
E-mail: kenko-iryo-data“AT”amed.go.jp (Please change “AT” to @)

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In 2019, Japanese Government Council of Ministers issued the Outline for the Promotion of Dementia Policies. It describes promotion of measures from the point of view of coexistence and prevention, aiming for a society in which people with dementia can live their daily lives with hope and taking the perspectives of people with dementia and their families into account.

As for dementia associated behavioral and psychological symptoms (BPSD) such as wandering, verbal abuse, rejection, and delirium, it is reported that delivering outputs generated by AI analysis of IoT sensor data and previous care methods to caregivers has some effect on preventing the onset of dementia and reducing the burden of nursing care. These results should be put into practice and utilized in the field of nursing care.

This project aims to build a data platform by multiple researchers, collect IoT data, and develop AI to predict BPSD as accurately as possible. The project will also develop AI as well as optimal combinations of IoT sensors that can be used in medical practice and home care, and promote R&D of useful systems for dementia care. These efforts would contribute to improving the quality of life of patients and reducing the burden of nursing care significantly.

Management and Evaluation Framework

PS (Program Supervisor)
  • KANBA Shigenobu, Professor Emeritus, Kyushu University
PO (Program Officer)
  • SUNADA Kaoru, Executive Research Fellow, Center for Global Communications, International University of Japan

Last updated 08/31/21