Smart Monitoring of User and Home Environment: The Health@Home Acquisition Framework
This work has been developed within the framework of the Italian smart city project “Health@Home (H@H)”. The main goal is the development of a joint network (heterogeneous devices, both biomedical and home automation) to monitor the user’s health conditions within the home environment, together with dedicated services from the measured quantities. In particular, H@H follows the context of the Active and Assisted Living environment to improve the well-being of elderly giving support to the users at home. In this paper, the authors describe the implemented final prototype software architecture implemented, the measuring protocol used in resting conditions and the implementation of three user services, providing real-time feedback about the user health status.
This work has been funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, under grant no. SCN_00558—Italian Smart-Cities Project “Health@Home”. The authors would like to thank the H@H partners (in particular Whirlpool, Elica, Computer Solutions, University of Rome “La Sapienza”) and Prof. Emanuele Frontoni (UNIVPM) for their technical support within the development of the software architecture.
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