Ambient Assisted Living Development in East Slovakia

  • Dušan Šimšík
  • Alena Galajdová
  • Daniel Siman
  • Daniela Onofrejová
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8011)


Authors describe preliminary results and some new plans in the development project of the new social service in Kosice city in East Slovakia. On 20 users group of Kosice citizens it is shown how applied research has been translated into practical innovation of regional social service based on ICT technology. Results were obtained in frame of the International European project MonAMI – Mainstreaming on Ambient Intelligence, supported by the 6-th framework program of the European Commission. It shows how ambient technology platform MonAMI and related ICT services were adapted into society in a city and rural area too in Slovakia. MonAMI is European project focusing on ambient assisted living concept to increase autonomy, enhance ICT services for monitoring purposes for carers and support safety of vulnerable people living alone. Current plans for further development and implementation in praxis in cooperation with the SME are described.


seniors ambient assistive living sensor networks open architecture tele-health 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dušan Šimšík
    • 1
  • Alena Galajdová
    • 1
  • Daniel Siman
    • 1
  • Daniela Onofrejová
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Automation, Control and Human Machine InteractionsTechnical University of KošiceKošiceSlovakia
  2. 2.Pontech spol. s r.o.KošiceSlovakia

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