Smart Homes and Health Telematics

6th International Conference, ICOST 2008 Ames, IA, USA, June 28-July 2, 2008 Proceedings

ISBN: 978-3-540-69914-9 (Print) 978-3-540-69916-3 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

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  2. Session 1: Assistive Technology to Improve Quality of Life for Older Adults and their Caregivers

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      An Intelligent RFID System for Improving Elderly Daily Life Independent in Indoor Environment

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      Pages 9-17

      HYCARE: A Hybrid Context-Aware Reminding Framework for Elders with Mild Dementia

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      Pages 18-25

      Evaluation of Mobile and Home Based Cognitive Prosthetics

  3. Session 2: Context Awareness/Autonomous Computing

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      Pages 26-33

      An Integrated Approach to Context Specification and Recognition in Smart Homes

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      Pages 34-41

      Robust Face Tracking with Suppressed False Positives in Smart Home Environment

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      Pages 42-53

      Adaptive Solutions for Access Control within Pervasive Healthcare Systems

  4. Session 3: Devices, Systems and Algorithms for Vision/Hearing/Cognitive/Communication Impairments

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      Pages 54-61

      Patient Sensors: A Data Quality Perspective

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      Pages 62-72

      Design of a Smart Continence Management System Based on Initial User Requirement Assessment

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      Pages 73-80

      Social Rhythms and Nocturnal Routines in Community Dwelling Older Adults

  5. Session 4: Home Health Monitoring and Intervention

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      Pages 81-89

      Using Event Calculus for Behaviour Reasoning and Assistance in a Smart Home

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      Pages 90-98

      Video Monitoring of Vulnerable People in Home Environment

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      Pages 99-104

      An Efficient Method for Activity Recognition of the Elderly Using Tilt Signals of Tri-axial Acceleration Sensor

  6. Session 5: Human-Machine Interface and Ambient Intelligence

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      Pages 105-112

      A User Interface Level Context Model for Ambient Assisted Living

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      Pages 113-122

      Abstracting Nutritional Information of Food Service Facilities Using the Pervasive Healthy Diet Adviser

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      Pages 123-135

      Intelligent Assistive Exoskeleton with Vision Based Interface

  7. Session 6: Modeling of Physical and Conceptual Information in Intelligent Environments

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      Pages 136-144

      Assessment of the Impact of Sensor Failure in the Recognition of Activities of Daily Living

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      Pages 145-152

      Keeping Elderly People at Home: A Multi-agent Classification of Monitoring Data

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      Pages 153-160

      HESA: A Human-Centric Evolvable Situation-Awareness Model in Smart Homes

  8. Session 7: Real World Deployments and Experiences in Smart Homes, Hospitals, and Living Communities

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      Pages 161-168

      Sharing of Real-Life Experimental Data in Smart Home and Data Analysis Tool Development

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      Pages 169-176

      Using Technology to Enhance Aging in Place

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