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Introduction

  • Nagender Kumar Suryadevara
  • Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
Part of the Smart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation book series (SSMI, volume 14)

Abstract

This book presents significant information and observations about the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) environment computing technologies that can determine the wellness of an elderly person living independently in their home. There is a world-wide tendency to transform the approach adopted by national healthcare systems to treat elderly people as more and more people choose to live in their own homes; however they still need professional medical supervision. Thus, monitoring important daily activities through the observation of everyday object usages is one way to let medical personnel know about the activities of the elderly, and, if there is a problem, a nurse or doctor can adequately respond in a timely fashion. The elderly people can be monitored continuously in their own home with the set-up of an AAL environment. It is necessary to develop artificially intelligent programs for analysing real-time data coming from heterogeneous smart sensors of the AAL.

Keywords

Wireless Sensor Network Elderly Person Smart Home Household Appliance Ambient Assist Live 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nagender Kumar Suryadevara
    • 1
  • Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
    • 1
  1. 1.Massey University (Manawatu) Palmerston NorthNew Zealand

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