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An Advanced Teleassistance System to Improve Life Quality in the Elderly

  • Fernando Ropero
  • Daniel Vaquerizo
  • Pablo Muñoz
  • María D. R-Moreno
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10350)

Abstract

Over the last decades the population in developed countries is becoming increasingly older, while the life expectancy is growing supported on medical advances. In despite of such progress, how to support older adults to continue living independently and retaining their current lifestyle is becoming a social problem. Through the careful placement of technological support, elders can continue living in their own homes longer and thus, maintaining and enhancing their quality of life. In this paper we present an AI-based system that integrates a (i) Wireless Sensor Network for receiving information of the environment and the dependent person, (ii) an autonomous robot able to take decisions based on the received information, and (iii) a Web-based system to provide telecare assistance.

Keywords

Wireless Sensor Network Robotic Platform Environmental Module Path Planning Algorithm Dependent Person 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

The work is supported by the Universidad de Alcalá project 2016/00351/001 and MINECO project Epheme-CH TIN2014-56494-C4-4-P. Authors want to thanks Diego López and Antonio Escobar for their contributions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Ropero
    • 1
  • Daniel Vaquerizo
    • 1
  • Pablo Muñoz
    • 1
  • María D. R-Moreno
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de AutomáticaUniversidad de AlcaláMadridSpain

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