Smart Assisted Living

Toward An Open Smart-Home Infrastructure

  • Feng Chen
  • Rebeca I. García-Betances
  • Liming Chen
  • María Fernanda Cabrera-Umpiérrez
  • Chris Nugent

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sensing and Monitoring Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yiqiang Chen
      Pages 3-22
    3. Shunkun Yang, Akshat Hans, Wenbing Zhao, Xiong Luo
      Pages 23-42
    4. Idongesit Ekerete, Chris Nugent, Oonagh M. Giggins, James McLaughlin
      Pages 43-62
    5. Charles Templeman, Francisco Javier Ordoñez Morales, Mathias Ciliberto, Andrew Symes, Daniel Roggen
      Pages 63-87
  3. Activity Recognition and Behaviour Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Hossein Malekmohamadi, Nontawat Pattanjak, Roeland Bom
      Pages 91-118
    3. Georgios Kapidis, Ronald Poppe, Elsbeth van Dam, Lucas P. J. J. Noldus, Remco C. Veltkamp
      Pages 119-145
    4. Angelica Poli, Susanna Spinsante, Chris Nugent, Ian Cleland
      Pages 147-165
    5. Yan Gao, Yang Long, Yu Guan, Anna Basu, Jessica Baggaley, Thomas Plötz
      Pages 167-187
  4. User Needs and Personalisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Nikolaos Liappas, José G. Teriús-Padrón, Rebeca I. García-Betances, María Fernanda Cabrera-Umpiérrez, María Teresa Arredondo
      Pages 191-208
    3. Dimitrios Giakoumis, Georgia Peleka, Manolis Vasileiadis, Ioannis Kostavelis, Dimitrios Tzovaras
      Pages 209-226
    4. Claudia Steinberger, Judith Michael
      Pages 227-246
  5. Open Smart Home and Service Infrastructures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Beatriz Merino Barbancho, Ivana Lombroni, Cecilia Vera-Muñoz, María Teresa Arredondo
      Pages 269-285
    3. Changqing Ji, Yang Gao, Zumin Wang, Jing Qin
      Pages 287-303
    4. William P. Burns, Paul J. McCullagh, Dewar D. Finlay, Cesar Navarro-Paredes, James McLaughlin
      Pages 305-319
    5. Deepika Singh, Ismini Psychoula, Erinc Merdivan, Johannes Kropf, Sten Hanke, Emanuel Sandner et al.
      Pages 321-339
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 341-342

About this book


Smart Homes (SH) offer a promising approach to assisted living for the ageing population. Yet the main obstacle to the rapid development and deployment of Smart Home (SH) solutions essentially arises from the nature of the SH field, which is multidisciplinary and involves diverse applications and various stakeholders. Accordingly, an alternative to a one-size-fits-all approach is needed in order to advance the state of the art towards an open SH infrastructure.

This book makes a valuable and critical contribution to smart assisted living research through the development of new effective, integrated, and interoperable SH solutions. It focuses on four underlying aspects: (1) Sensing and Monitoring Technologies; (2) Context Interference and Behaviour Analysis; (3) Personalisation and Adaptive Interaction, and (4) Open Smart Home and Service Infrastructures, demonstrating how fundamental theories, models and algorithms can be exploited to solve real-world problems.

This comprehensive and timely book offers a unique and essential reference guide for policymakers, funding bodies, researchers, technology developers and managers, end users, carers, clinicians, healthcare service providers, educators and students, helping them adopt and implement smart assisted living systems.


Assisted Living Solutions Smart Home User Needs and System Requirements Sensing and Monitoring Sensor Networks Context Awareness Activity Recognition Behavior Analysis User-Centered Design and Ethics Human-Machine Interaction Personalized and Adaptive Interactions Open Smart Home Infrastructures and Toolsets Virtual Reality Wearables Security and Privacy

Editors and affiliations

  • Feng Chen
    • 1
  • Rebeca I. García-Betances
    • 2
  • Liming Chen
    • 3
  • María Fernanda Cabrera-Umpiérrez
    • 4
  • Chris Nugent
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Computer Science & InformaticsDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK
  2. 2.Life Supporting TechnologiesUniversidad Politecnica de MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.School of ComputingUlster UniversityBelfastUK
  4. 4.Life Supporting TechnologiesUniversidad Politecnica de MadridMadridSpain
  5. 5.School of ComputingUlster UniversityNewtownabbeyUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-25589-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-25590-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1617-7975
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-8433
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