One the best qualitative and quantitative tools that elder–care specialists have to monitor the health of elderly individuals is Activity of Daily Living (ADL) tracking [1,2]. By watching the frequency and competency with which an individual can cook, clean the house, engage in socializing, etc, short– and long– term changes in health can be identified. This talk will present efforts underway at the University of Washington [3–5] and Intel Research Seattle  to mitigate the economic and social costs of aging by automatically recording a journal of ADL activity.(local copy)
Published in Proceedings of UbiHealth 2003: The 2nd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing for Pervasive Healthcare Applications part of Pervasive 2005.