Ontology Based Approach to the Detection of Domestics Problems for Independent Senior People

  • Juan A. Botia Blaya
  • Jose Palma
  • Ana Villa
  • David Perez
  • Emilio Iborra
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5602)


In the first decade of the 21st century, there is a tremendous increment in the number of elderly people which live independently in their own houses. In this work, we focus on elderly people which spend almost all the time by their own. The goal of this work is to build an artificial system capable of unobtrusively monitor this concrete subject. In this case, the system must be capable of detecting potential situations of danger (e.g. the person lays unmobilised in the floor or she is suffering some kind of health crysis). This is done without any wearable device but only using a sensor network and an intelligent processing unit within a single and small CPU. This kind of such unbostrusive system makes seniors to augment his or her perception of independence and safeness at home.


Sensor Network Software Architecture Semantic Annotation Assisted Living Wearable Device 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan A. Botia Blaya
    • 1
  • Jose Palma
    • 1
  • Ana Villa
    • 2
  • David Perez
    • 2
  • Emilio Iborra
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad de MurciaSpain
  2. 2.Ambient Intelligence and Interaction S.L.L.Spain

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