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Guardian: Electronic System Aimed at the Protection of Mistreated and At-risk People

  • Ricardo S. Alonso
  • Dante I. Tapia
  • Óscar García
  • Fabio Guevara
  • José A. Pardo
  • Antonio J. Sánchez
  • Juan M. Corchado
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 153)

Abstract

Ambient Intelligence (AmI), based on ubiquitous computing, represents the most promising approach between people and technology to solve the challenge of developing strategies that allow the early detection and prevention of problems in automated dependence environments. One of the most influenced areas by AmI-based systems will be security and, more specifically, the protection of people under risk situations, including cases of mistreatment or loss. This will contribute to improve important aspects of the quality of life of these people, specially their safety. This paper describes Guardian, an integral solution designed for improving the protection of mistreated and at-risk people.

Keywords

Ambient Intelligence Mistreatment Safety GPS GPRS ZigBee 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo S. Alonso
    • 1
  • Dante I. Tapia
    • 1
  • Óscar García
    • 1
  • Fabio Guevara
    • 1
  • José A. Pardo
    • 2
  • Antonio J. Sánchez
    • 2
  • Juan M. Corchado
    • 2
  1. 1.R&D DepartmentNebusens, S.L., Scientific Park of the University of SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and AutomationUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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