Ambient Assisted Living in Rural Areas: Vision and Pilot Application

  • Ferenc Havasi
  • Ákos Kiss
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 11)


Rural areas cover 90% of the EU’s territory and half of the Europeans live in these areas. It is of high priority to ensure the full participation right of these people in the information society, which means considering them during the newest developments (such as AAL) as well. In this paper, we envision a PDA-centered medical sensor system setup that is suitable for the AAL homecare scenario and identify a problem that can easily arise in rural areas. Additionally, we intruduce a pilot application that can act as the seed of the envisioned system and gives an answer to the identified problems.


Ambient Assisted Living Open Source Platform Pilot Application Ambient Assist WiFi Interface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ferenc Havasi
    • 1
  • Ákos Kiss
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Software EngineeringUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary

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