Compensation of Handicap and Autonomy Loss through e-Technologies and Home Automation for Elderly People in Rural Regions: An Actual Need for International Initiatives Networks

  • Laurent Billonnet
  • Jean-Michel Dumas
  • Emmanuel Desbordes
  • Bertrand Lapôtre
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 27)


To face the problems of elderly and disabled people in a rural environment, the district of Guéret (department of Creuse, France) has set up the “Home automation and Health Pole”. In association with the University of Limoges, this structure is based on the use of e-technologies together with home automation techniques. In this frame, many international collaborations attempts have started through a BSc diploma. This paper sums up these different collaborations and directions.


Home automation elderly people e-technologies international collaboration universities exchanges 


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    European Network Of Living Labs,
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    XLIM Research Institute,
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    ENSIL Engineering School of Limoges,
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    DOMUS laboratory in Sherbrooke, Canada,
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    Åsgard franco-norwegian program,

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurent Billonnet
    • 1
  • Jean-Michel Dumas
    • 1
  • Emmanuel Desbordes
    • 2
  • Bertrand Lapôtre
    • 3
  1. 1.ENSIL - Parc ESTERUniversity of LimogesLimoges CedexFrance
  2. 2.Lycée Jean FavardGuéretFrance
  3. 3.CCGSVGuéret CedexFrance

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