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Combining Smart Tags and Body Fixed Sensors for Disabled People Assistance

  • Juan Antonio Álvarez
  • Carlos Pérez
  • Cecilio Angulo
  • Juan Antonio Ortega
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4693)

Abstract

The world population is rapidly aging in industrialized countries and at a growing rate. As well as the percentage of elderly people is constantly increasing, so related health costs are augmenting, demanding novel technological solutions that both, enhance elder daily life independence and reduce the social and economic overhead of their hospitalization. The general framework of the presented work is about technological platforms for helping elder and handicapped people in a non-intrusive manner. The research in human motion monitoring, having in mind the particular objective of fall prevention, and the use of RFID technology combined with text to speech techniques are merged on a general purpose assistive platform able to help all kind of people, including those who has not impairment but are seeking to improve their quality of live.

Keywords

Multimodal sensor fusion assistive systems body monitoring 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Antonio Álvarez
    • 1
  • Carlos Pérez
    • 2
  • Cecilio Angulo
    • 2
  • Juan Antonio Ortega
    • 1
  1. 1.ETSII. University of Seville, Avenida Reina Mercedes, s/n. 41012 – SevillaSpain
  2. 2.CETpD – UPC. Technical University of Catalonia, Rambla de l’Exposició s/n, 08800 – Vilanova i la GeltrúSpain

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