Embedded System to Recognize Movement and Breathing in Assisted Living Environments

  • Eva Rodríguez de Trujillo
  • Ralf SeepoldEmail author
  • Maksym Gaiduk
  • Natividad Martínez Madrid
  • Simone Orcioni
  • Massimo Conti
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 573)


The goal of this paper pretends to show how a bed system with an embedded system with sensor is able to analyze a person’s movement, breathing and recognizing the positions that the subject is lying on the bed during the night without any additional physical contact. The measurements are performed with sensors placed between the mattress and the frame. An Intel Edison board was used as an endpoint that served as a communication node from the mesh network to external service. Two nodes and Intel Edison are attached to the bottom of the bed frame and they are connected to the sensors.



This research was partially funded by the EU Interreg V-Program “Alpenrhein-Bodensee-Hochrhein”: Project “IBH Living Lab Active and Assisted Living”, grants ABH040 and ABH66.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Rodríguez de Trujillo
    • 1
  • Ralf Seepold
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Maksym Gaiduk
    • 1
  • Natividad Martínez Madrid
    • 2
    • 3
  • Simone Orcioni
    • 4
  • Massimo Conti
    • 4
  1. 1.HTWG KonstanzKonstanzGermany
  2. 2.Department of Information and Internet TechnologySechenov UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Reutlingen UniversityReutlingenGermany
  4. 4.Department of Information EngineeringUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly

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