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Ambient Assisted Living Platform for Remote Monitoring of Bedridden People

  • F. PereiraEmail author
  • C. Barros
  • V. Carvalho
  • J. Machado
  • C. P. Leão
  • F. Soares
  • K. Bezerra
  • D. Matos
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 24)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present a platform for remote monitoring of bedridden people developed in the context of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL). This platform, Medical Care Terminal (MCT), includes the measurement of biomedical data (body temperature, galvanic skin resistance, electrocardiogram and electromyogram, level of oxygen, body position and breathing) as well environmental data (level of alcohol in the air, carbon monoxide level in the air, brightness and temperature). It presents three main issues, namely: it has a user-friendly interface; it is simple to use by a single elderly person; it can be adapted to the needs of a specific patient (custom-made solution), as the system can be configured in function of the measurements required for that specific patient (modular configuration). Finally, it is a low cost solution, affordable for low budget markets.

Keywords

Ambient assisted living (AAL) Bedridden people Physiological systems Remote monitoring 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors are grateful to the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) for funding through the R&D project FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-022601 (reference FCT PTDC/CPE-PEC/122329/2010).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Pereira
    • 1
    Email author
  • C. Barros
    • 1
  • V. Carvalho
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Machado
    • 3
  • C. P. Leão
    • 1
  • F. Soares
    • 1
  • K. Bezerra
    • 3
  • D. Matos
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.R&D Centro ALGORITMI, School of EngineeringUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  2. 2.IPCA-ESTBarcelosPortugal
  3. 3.R&D CT2M Centre, School of EngineeringUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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