Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Chapter 1: Assistance Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Manfred Wojciechowski, Helmut Ristok, Wolfgang Brandes, Bernd Lange, Günter Baumgarten
      Pages 3-16
    3. Thomas Linner, Bernhard Ellmann, Thomas Bock
      Pages 31-48
  3. Chapter 2: Human Machine Interface

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Jozef Ivanecký, Stephan Mehlhase, Margot Mieskes
      Pages 51-62
    3. Niko Moritz, Stefan Goetze, Jens-E. Appell
      Pages 63-74
    4. Kawa Nazemi, Dirk Burkhardt, Christian Stab, Matthias Breyer, Reiner Wichert, Dieter W. Fellner
      Pages 75-90
    5. Ian Somlai Schweiger, Axel Czabke, Tim C. Lueth
      Pages 91-100
  4. Chapter 3: Platforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Christiane Gaefke, Hannah Baumgartner, Melina Brell, Steffen Simon, Andreas Hein
      Pages 103-115
    3. Jan Alexandersson, Jürgen Bund, Eduardo Carrasco, Gorka Epelde, Martin Klíma, Elena Urdaneta et al.
      Pages 117-125
    4. Sten Hanke, Christopher Mayer, Oliver Hoeftberger, Henriette Boos, Reiner Wichert, Mohammed-R. Tazari et al.
      Pages 127-140
    5. Mohammad Reza Tazari, Reiner Wichert, Thomas Norgall
      Pages 141-155
  5. Chapter 4: Activity Recognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Björn-Helge Busch, Alexander Kujath, Heiko Witthöft, Ralph Welge
      Pages 159-179
    3. Jens Schroeder, Stefan Wabnik, Peter W. J. van Hengel, Stefan Goetze
      Pages 181-195
    4. Robert Neßelrath, Chensheng Lu, Christian H. Schulz, Jochen Frey, Jan Alexandersson
      Pages 209-219
  6. Chapter 5: Sensor Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Melvin Isken, Björn Vester, Thomas Frenken, Enno-E. Steen, Melina Brell, Andreas Hein
      Pages 223-238
    3. Michael Kruppa
      Pages 239-256
    4. Lorenzo T. D’Angelo, Jan Parlow, Wolfgang Spiessl, Stefan Hoch, Tim C. Lueth
      Pages 257-271
    5. Corina K. Schindhelm, Asa MacWilliams
      Pages 273-291
  7. Chapter 6: Telemonitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Simon Herrlich, Sven Spieth, Rachid Nouna, Roland Zengerle, Libero I. Giannola, Diego Esteban Pardo-Ayala et al.
      Pages 295-305
  8. Back Matter

About this book


In this book, 22 authors discuss development of Ambient Assisted Living. It presents new technological developments which support the autonomy and independence of individuals with special needs. As the technological innovation raises also social issues, the book addresses micro and macro economical aspects of assistive systems and puts an additional emphasis on the ethical and legal discussion. The presentation is supported by real world examples and applications.


assistive systems health economy healthcare marketplace individuals with special needs medical care nursing patient record privacy patient record security telemonitoring

Editors and affiliations

  • Reiner Wichert
    • 1
  • Birgid Eberhardt
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung IGDDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.VDE Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik e. V. Frankfurt am Main

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