Ambient Assisted Living

Italian Forum 2013

  • Sauro Longhi
  • Pietro Siciliano
  • Michele Germani
  • Andrea Monteriù

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sensor Technologies in AAL

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gian Marco Revel, Marco Arnesano, Filippo Pietroni
      Pages 3-12
    3. L. Fanucci, M. Malavasi, F. Iacopetti, M. Turturici, F. Sciarra, F. Lupi
      Pages 13-21
    4. Giovanni Pelliccioni, Susanna Spinsante, Ennio Gambi
      Pages 23-32
    5. Valeria di Credico, Simone Orcioni, Massimo Conti
      Pages 33-42
    6. Lorenzo Scalise, Valerio Petrini, Paola Russo, Alfredo De Leo, Valter Mariani Primiani, Valentina Di Mattia et al.
      Pages 43-50
  3. Robotic Assistance for the Elderly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Niccolò Casiddu, Filippo Cavallo, Alessandro Divano, Irene Mannari, Emanuele Micheli, Claudia Porfirione et al.
      Pages 53-60
    3. Flavia Benetazzo, Alessandro Freddi, Andrea Monteriú, Panu Harmo, Ville Kyrki, Sauro Longhi
      Pages 61-72
    4. Roberta Bevilacqua, Amedeo Cesta, Gabriella Cortellessa, Alessandro Macchione, Andrea Orlandini, Lorenza Tiberio
      Pages 73-85
    5. Paolo Sernani, Andrea Claudi, Aldo Franco Dragoni
      Pages 87-96
  4. Elderly People Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Gabriele Rescio, Alessandro Leone, Pietro Siciliano
      Pages 99-106
    3. Enea Cippitelli, Samuele Gasparrini, Ennio Gambi, Susanna Spinsante
      Pages 107-116
    4. Francesco Montalto, Valentina Bianchi, Ilaria De Munari, Paolo Ciampolini
      Pages 117-125
    5. Emanuele Frontoni, Adriano Mancini, Primo Zingaretti
      Pages 127-135
    6. Paolo Mongiovì, Ferdinando Grossi, Valentina Bianchi, Agostino Losard, Guido Matrella, Ilaria De Munari et al.
      Pages 137-143
  5. Living with Chronic Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Andrea Caroppo, Alessandro Leone, Pietro Siciliano, Daniele Sancarlo, Grazia D’Onofrio, Francesco Giuliani et al.
      Pages 147-155

About these proceedings


This book presents the refereed proceedings of the Fourth Italian Forum on Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), held in Ancona, Italy, in October 2013. A wide range of issues are covered, and new technological developments are described which will support the autonomy and independence of individuals with special needs through an innovative and integrated approach, designed to respond to the socio-economic challenges of an aging population. Topics addressed include: health and well-being, prevention and rehabilitation, and support for care providers; active aging and its social implications; services for the frail elderly with health problems and their families; nutrition; ICT platforms/technologies for the benefit of the elderly; home automation and control technologies (autonomy, safety, and energy saving); smart cities and smart communities; telemedicine, telerehabilitation, and telecare; mobility, participation, and social inclusion; games and fun for the elderly; building design; social housing; interface design and interaction (accessibility, acceptance); social policies to encourage and support active aging; business models, market analysis, and development of sustainable financing and business; and ethics, privacy, and data protection. Many experimental validations based on user trials and usability testing are presented and discussed. The knowledge and insights provided in this book will help researchers and others involved in AAL to understand relevant societal trends, novel technological developments, and pressing challenges.


Assistive Systems Evaluation, User Acceptance and Usability Health Economy Healthcare Marketplace Individuals with Special Needs

Editors and affiliations

  • Sauro Longhi
    • 1
  • Pietro Siciliano
    • 2
  • Michele Germani
    • 3
  • Andrea Monteriù
    • 4
  1. 1.Università Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly
  2. 2.Inst for Microelectronics & Microsystems IMM-CNR, LecceLecceItaly
  3. 3.Industrial EngineeringUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly
  4. 4.Information EngineeringUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01118-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01119-6
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