AmI: Monitoring Physical Activity

  • Ricardo Costa
  • Luís Calçada
  • Diva Jesus
  • Luís Lima
  • Luís C. Lima
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 291)

Abstract

With the increase of the Information and Communication Technologies in all aspects and sectors of our life, a world of unprecedented scenarios is arising. Some of these scenarios are the explosions of new and different Healthcare projects that intend to decrease the economical and social costs of the real ageing population phenomenon, through the delocalization of healthcare services delivery and management to the home. These Ambient Assisted Living environments, which we have taken a step forward with the introduction of proactive techniques for better adapting to its users, usually elderly or chronic patients, are now entering a new phase: users with no special help needs also need to have a healthier Active Ageing. Since the direct correlation between physical activity and health is well established, we present here an idea to better achieve this goal.

Keywords

Ambient Assisted Living e-Health Physical Monitor Active Ageing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Costa
    • 1
  • Luís Calçada
    • 1
  • Diva Jesus
    • 2
  • Luís Lima
    • 3
  • Luís C. Lima
    • 1
  1. 1.CIICESI, College of Technology and Management of Polytechnic of PortoFelgueirasPortugal
  2. 2.PM&R Medical ResidentHospital Central do FunchalFunchalPortugal
  3. 3.PM&R Medical ResidentCentro Hospitalar Tondela ViseuViseuPortugal

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