Opportunistic Sensoring Using Mobiles for Tracking Users in Ambient Intelligence

  • Javier Jiménez Alemán
  • Nayat Sanchez-Pi
  • Ana Cristina Bicharra Garcia
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 376)


The necessity of using new technologies to monitoring elderly people in open-air environments by their caregivers has become a priority in the last years. In this direction, Ambient Intelligence (AmI) provides useful mechanisms and the geo-localization technologies embedded in smartphones allows tracking elderly people through opportunistic sensoring. The aim of this paper is to show a practical example to how to combine some technologies for monitoring elderly people through the system SafeRoute. We describe the two components of this system: the Android application CareofMe and the web system SafeRoute. The proposed system uses GPS, Wifi and accelerometer sensoring, GoogleMaps functionalities in Android and web environments and an alert system for caregivers.


Opportunistic sensoring Ambient intelligence Elderly tracking Fall detection Geo-localization technologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier Jiménez Alemán
    • 1
  • Nayat Sanchez-Pi
    • 2
  • Ana Cristina Bicharra Garcia
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of ComputingIC. Fluminense Federal UniversityRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.ADDLabs. Documentation Active and Intelligent Design Laboratory of Institute of ComputingFluminense Federal UniversityNiterói, Rio de JaneiroBrazil

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