Advertisement

Wireless Sensor Networks in Home Care

  • Dante I. Tapia
  • Juan A. Fraile
  • Sara Rodríguez
  • Juan F. de Paz
  • Javier Bajo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5517)

Abstract

Ambient Intelligence has acquired great importance in recent years and requires the development of new innovative solutions. This paper presents a novel architecture which integrates a service oriented approach into Wireless Sensor Networks to optimize the construction of Ambient Intelligence environments. The architecture proposes a new and easier method to develop distributed intelligent ubiquitous systems, where devices can communicate in a distributed way independent of time and location restrictions. The architecture is easily adapted to changing environments. A prototype system has been proposed to test this architecture. This system is aimed to improve health care and assistance to dependent persons in their homes. Preliminary results are presented in this paper.

Keywords

Ambient Intelligence Wireless Sensor Networks Service Oriented Architectures Health Care Tele-monitoring Embedded Devices 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Aarts, E.H., Encarnação, J.L.: True Visions: the Emergence of Ambient Intelligence. Springer, New York (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Cerami, E.: Web Services Essentials Distributed Applications with XML-RPC, SOAP, UDDI & WSDL, 1st edn. O’Reilly & Associates, Inc., Sebastopol (2002)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Lei, S., Xu, H., Xiaoling, W., Lin, Z., Cho, J., Lee, S.: VIP bridge: Integrating several sensor networks into one virtual sensor network. In: International Conference on Internet Surveillance and Protection, ICISP (2006)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Matthew, G.: 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide. O’Reilly & Associates, Inc., Sebastopol (2005)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Moeller, R., Sleman, A.: Wireless networking services for implementation of ambient intelligence at home. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Caribbean Conference on Devices, Circuits and Systems, ICCDCS (2008)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Ricci, A., Buda, C., Zaghini, N.: An agent-oriented programming model for SOA & web services. In: 5th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 2007), Vienna, Austria, pp. 1059–1064 (2007)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Tapia, D.I., De Paz, Y., Bajo, J.: Ambient Intelligence Based Architecture for Automated Dynamic Environments. In: Borrajo, D., Castillo, L., Corchado, J.M. (eds.) CAEPIA 2007. LNCS, vol. 4788, pp. 171–180. Springer, Heidelberg (2007)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Tapia, D.I., Bajo, J., Corchado, J.M., Rodríguez, S., De Paz, J.F., Sánchez, J.M., et al.: Arquitectura Multiagente para Entornos Dinámicos: Tecnología e Inteligencia Aplicadas. In: Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence, Congreso Español de Informática (CEDI-UCAMI 2007), Thompson-Paraninfo, Zaragoza, España (2007)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Varshney, U.: Improving Wireless Health Monitoring Using Incentive-Based Router Cooperation. Computer 41(5), 56–62 (2008)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Weber, W., Rabaey, J.M., Aarts, E.: Ambient Intelligence. Springer, New York (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Weiser, M.: The computer for the 21st century. In: Baecker, R.M., Grudin, J., Buxton, W.A., Greenberg, S. (eds.) Human-computer interaction: toward the year 2000, pp. 933–944. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc, San Francisco, CA, USA (1995)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Hewlett-Packard: Understanding Wi-Fi. Hewlett-Packard Development Company (2002)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Yeow, T.W.: Biomedical Sensors. Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester (2005)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    ZigBee: ZigBee Specification Document 053474r13. ZigBee Standards Organization. ZigBee Alliance (2006)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dante I. Tapia
    • 1
  • Juan A. Fraile
    • 2
  • Sara Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Juan F. de Paz
    • 1
  • Javier Bajo
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Informática y AutomáticaUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.Pontifical University of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

Personalised recommendations