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By Nuno M. Garcia, Joel Jose P.C. Rodrigues

ISBN-10: 1439869847

ISBN-13: 9781439869840

ISBN-10: 1439869855

ISBN-13: 9781439869857

Addresses an rising Shift in constructing Countries

The authors and members of Ambient Assisted dwelling have well-known that the demographic profile is altering in lots of constructing international locations and feature factored in an inversion of the demographic pyramid. The know-how of ambient assisted residing (AAL), helps the aged and disabled of their day-by-day workouts to permit for secure and autonomous residing for so long as attainable. devoted to ambient intelligence―electronic environments which are delicate and conscious of the presence of people―Ambient Assisted dwelling highlights the applied sciences that heart at the wishes of those exact curiosity teams, corresponding to the aged or individuals with disabilities.

Beneficial to scholars, practitioners, and clients of ambient assisted dwelling (AAL), this article compiles scattered details at the topic, outlines an important and critical paintings in comparable literature, and covers the most recent and software program for ergonomic layout bearing on AAL. From inception to implementation, the textual content assesses what has been produced and researched up to now and appears for developments and clues for the longer term. It studies literature on AAL released when you consider that 2007 and describes the most gains and components of goods or platforms that interlink and increase new or latest applied sciences and structures.

This textual content:

  • Provides broad assurance of the functions, software program, and data administration for AAL
  • Contains an summary of the recommendations on the topic of AAL
  • Includes a entire overview of the state-of-the-art on pervasive and cellular wellbeing and fitness (m-health) applications
  • Describes a suite of initiatives and paintings with medical relevance in AAL
  • Introduces a framework concerned about the tracking and information of aged folks dwelling alone
  • Discusses a potential learn on technological platforms for individuals with cognitive disabilities

Ambient Assisted Living

highlights applied sciences that adapt to the consumer instead of the person adapting to the expertise. this article proposes applied sciences that could permit assisted folks to dwell independently for longer and decrease the necessity for long term care.

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The system described by Chuan-Jun and Bo-Jung (2010) is to be used in an outdoor environment and allows the location of the elderly anywhere in the community. This system aims to provide more responsive and personalized care systems through the development of a Smart Community Care System based on the concept of AmI using RFID and mobile agent technologies. Caregivers may locate care receivers easily in a community with RFID while mobile agent furnishes timely and accurate information for the care provision.

AAL systems should be able to interact intelligently with humans. Through analogy with person-to-person communication, person-to-machine interaction modalities can be defined according to their relation with our five senses or their equivalent in existing technologies. Some senses are poorly exploited by existing technologies, for example taste and smell, whereas other senses are very rich, like sight and touch. Some concrete examples for every possible sense and associated modality (IST Amigo Project 2005a) are as follows: (1) sound—any type of audible sound may be used for direct or implicit interactions; (2) sight—vision offers the widest range of possibilities concerning user interactions; (3) touch—the tactile sense can make information such as pressure level, temperature level, and recognition of surface textures available; and (4) combining modalities.

The benefit of this approach lies in the loose coupling of the software components that make up a system. Discovery mechanisms can be used for finding and selecting the functionality that a client is looking for. Many protocols already exist in the area of system orientation. In general, the AAL architecture components can be divided into three macrolayers: the device compliant layer, the middleware layer, and the system layer: (1) the compliant device layer allows algorithms to access the different devices (such as sensors and actuators) by a single interface that abstracts from proprietary properties of the device wherever possible; (2) the middleware layer contains the functionality that is needed to facilitate the operation of the networked environment; and (3) the system layer allows the combination of different middleware systems to build domain-specific systems.

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