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Semantic Smart Homes: Situation-Aware Assisted Living

  • Liming ChenEmail author
  • Chris D. Nugent
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Abstract

This chapter introduces a systematic approach to providing situation-aware ADL assistances using the semantic smart home environment. It first analyses the nature and issues of SH-based healthcare for cognitively deficient inhabitants, and discusses the ways in which semantic technologies enhance situation comprehension. It then presents an intelligent agent system for interpreting and reasoning semantic situational (meta)data to enhance situation-aware decision support. The Chapter drills down to provide details of semantic sensor data modelling, fusion and storage and retrieval mechanisms, which creates machine understandable and processable situational data. It also describes a cognitive agent for realizing high-level cognitive capabilities such as prediction and explanation by exploiting the generated semantic content. An example case study has been conducted using a prototype agent-based assistive system to illustrate the proposed approach through simulated and real-time ADL assistance scenarios in the context of situation aware assistive living.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science and InformaticsDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK
  2. 2.School of ComputingUlster UniversityBelfastUK

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