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eServices - Service Platform for Pervasive Elderly Care

  • Isabel Marcelino
  • Rosalía Laza
  • Patrício Domingues
  • Silvana Gómez-Meire
  • António Pereira
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 376)

Abstract

In this paper, we present a solution to improve elderly’s quality of life. eServices – Service platform for pervasive elderly care was designed to aggregate several services developed to meet senior population’s needs. It monitors basic life signs, environment variables and uses personal location technology. Besides sensor services, eServices solution contains digital services align with emotional and social care needs. Due to target population specifications, eServices was designed to be as simple and accessible as possible in order to remove technological barriers. One of eServices major features is to detect imminent danger situations, act accordingly. It also collects the data from the sensors, location routines and from the interactions between the elderlies and the provided services to detect behavior deviations in order to act preventively. The platform was tested by seniors in real scenario. The experimental results demonstrated that the proposed platform was well accepted and easy to use by seniors, which demonstrated enthusiasm and interest in daily bases use.

Keywords

Pervasive healthcare Gerontechnology Older adults Smart environment Health platform 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was partially funded by the [14VI05] Contract-Programme from the University of Vigo.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel Marcelino
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Rosalía Laza
    • 1
  • Patrício Domingues
    • 3
  • Silvana Gómez-Meire
    • 1
  • António Pereira
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Higher Technical School of Computer EngineeringUniversity of VigoOurenseSpain
  2. 2.INOV INESC InnovationInstitute of New Technologies of LeiriaLeiriaPortugal
  3. 3.School of Technology and ManagementComputer Science and Communications Research Centre, Polytechnic Institute of LeiriaLeiriaPortugal

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