A Smart Solution for Elders in Ambient Assisted Living

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5602)


Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) includes assistance to carry out daily activities, health and activity monitoring, enhancing safety and security, getting access to, medical and emergency systems. Ambient home care systems (AHCS) are specially design for this purpose; they aim at minimizing the potential risks that living alone may suppose for an elder, thanks to their capability of gathering data of the user, inferring information about his activity and state, and taking decisions on it. In this paper, we present several categories of context-aware services. One related to the autonomy enhancement including services like: medication, shopping and cooking. And another which is the emergency assistant category designed for the assistance, prediction and prevention of any emergency occurred addressed to any elder and their caregivers. These services run on the top of an AHCS, which collects data from a network of environmental, health and physical sensors and then there is a context engine, customized on Appear platform that holds the inference and reasoning functionalities.


Ambient Intelligence Ambient Assist Live Context Parameter Context Domain Ambient Assist Live System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentCarlos III University of MadridMadrid

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