A Multi-Modal Health and Activity Monitoring Framework for Elderly People at Home
Since the population of elderly people grows absolutely and in relation to the overall population in the world, the improvement of the quality of life of elderly people at home is of a great importance. This can be achieved through the development of generic technologies for managing their domestic ambient environment consisting of medical sensors, entertainment equipment, home automation systems and white goods, increasing their autonomy and safety. In this context, the provision intelligent interactive healthcare services will improve their daily life and allowing at the same time the continuous monitoring of their health and their effective treatment. This paper presents a multi-modal health and activity monitoring framework that enables abnormal event detection and long term evaluation of the health of the elderly people at home. We describe its integration with a Residential Gateway and provide details on the demonstration scenario developed, involving different kinds of sensing modules. This work is supported by the INHOME Project EU IST-045061-STP, http://www.ist-inhome.eu.
KeywordsHealthcare Services Elderly Patient Monitoring Assisted Living at Home Network Architecture and Design
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