Ambient Assisted Living

Italian Forum 2017

  • Niccolò Casiddu
  • Claudia Porfirione
  • Andrea Monteriù
  • Filippo Cavallo
Conference proceedings ForItAAL 2017

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 540)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Technological Sensors and Platforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Giovanni Diraco, Alessandro Leone, Pietro Siciliano
      Pages 3-22
    3. Filippo Pietroni, Sara Casaccia, Gian Marco Revel, Mariorosario Prist, Andrea Monteriù, Sauro Longhi et al.
      Pages 23-37
    4. Silvia Pericu, Ami Licaj
      Pages 39-51
    5. N. A. Borghese, M. Bulgheroni, F. Miralles, A. Savanovic, S. Ferrante, T. Kounoudes et al.
      Pages 53-69
    6. Massimo Pistoia, Carlo Parata, Paolo Giugni, Giulio Urlini, Sara Loi, Gianfranco Borrelli
      Pages 71-83
  3. Assistive Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Alan D. A. Mattiassi, Mauro Sarrica, Filippo Cavallo, Leopoldina Fortunati
      Pages 101-113
    3. G. Foresi, A. Freddi, S. Iarlori, S. Longhi, A. Monteriù, D. Ortenzi et al.
      Pages 115-131
    4. Laura Fiorini, Grazia D’Onofrio, Raffaele Limosani, Daniele Sancarlo, Antonio Greco, Francesco Giuliani et al.
      Pages 133-150
    5. Barbara Bruno, Nak Young Chong, Hiroko Kamide, Sanjeev Kanoria, Jaeryoung Lee, Yuto Lim et al.
      Pages 151-169
    6. Leopoldina Fortunati, Filippo Cavallo, Mauro Sarrica
      Pages 171-186
  4. Assistance and Care Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Massimiliano Malavasi, Valentina Fiordelmondo, Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, Lorenza Maluccelli, Lorenzo Desideri, Julie Doyle et al.
      Pages 189-197
    3. Pietro Leo, Grazia D’Onofrio, Daniele Sancarlo, Francesco Ricciardi, Michele De Petris, Francesco Giuliani et al.
      Pages 199-208
    4. Amedeo Cesta, Luca Coraci, Gabriella Cortellessa, Riccardo De Benedictis, Francesca Fracasso
      Pages 209-225
    5. Elisa Ferrara, Serena Ponte, Matteo Morando, Silvana Dellepiane
      Pages 227-240
    6. Vera Stara, Susanna Spinsante, Paolo Olivetti, Lorena Rossi, Laura Montanini, Ennio Gambi et al.
      Pages 241-248
  5. Health and Medical Support Methodologies and Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. B. Andò, S. Baglio, V. Marletta, A. Pistorio, V. Dibilio, G. Mostile et al.
      Pages 251-260
    3. Francesca Gullà, Roberto Menghi, Michele Germani
      Pages 261-269
    4. Erika Rovini, Luca Santarelli, Dario Esposito, Carlo Maremmani, Filippo Cavallo
      Pages 271-288
    5. Grazia D’Onofrio, Daniele Sancarlo, Massimiliano Raciti, Diego Reforgiato, Antonio Mangiacotti, Alessandro Russo et al.
      Pages 289-303
  6. Analysis, Modelling and Design of AAL Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Claudia Porfirione
      Pages 307-322
    3. Andrea Gorrini, Luca Crociani, Giuseppe Vizzari, Stefania Bandini
      Pages 323-328
    4. Alessandra Papetti, Eugenia Marilungo, Roberto Menghi, Lorenzo Cavalieri, Sara Carbonari, Michele Germani
      Pages 329-339
    5. Dario Betti, Lorena Rossi, Vera Stara, Elisabetta Tecchio, Gianpaolo Zanella, Massimo Zancanaro
      Pages 341-352
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 365-366

About these proceedings


This book documents the state of the art in the field of ambient assisted living (AAL), highlighting the impressive potential of novel methodologies and technologies to enhance well-being and promote active ageing. It covers a broad range of topics, with sections on technological sensors and platforms, social robotics for assistance, assistance and care applications, health and medical support methodologies and technologies, as well as the analysis, modelling and design of AAL services.

The book comprises a selection of the best papers presented at the 8th Italian Forum on Ambient Assisted Living (ForitAAL 2017), which was held in Genoa, Italy, in June 2017 and brought together researchers, technology teams and professional associations, as well as representatives of the Italian regions and advisors to the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, with the goal of developing a consensus on how to improve provisions for the elderly and impaired. The respective contributions offer valuable insights into how the latest advances can help address the needs of the elderly and those with chronic health conditions. They also underscore the need for AAL to continue moving toward multidisciplinary integration, so as to embrace the various disciplines that place the user of services at the centre of the design process.


Active Aging Telemedicine Rehabilitation Technologies Smart Wearable Sensors Assistive Robotics Microelectronics for AAL ICT Technologies for the Elderly ForItAAL 2017

Editors and affiliations

  • Niccolò Casiddu
    • 1
  • Claudia Porfirione
    • 2
  • Andrea Monteriù
    • 3
  • Filippo Cavallo
    • 4
  1. 1.University of GenoaGenoaItaly
  2. 2.University of GenoaGenoaItaly
  3. 3.Università Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly
  4. 4.The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’AnnaPontederaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-04671-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-04672-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1876-1100
  • Series Online ISSN 1876-1119
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