SmartAssist: Open Infrastructure and Platform for AAL Services

  • Peter Rothenpieler
  • Darren Carlson
  • Andreas Schrader
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8028)


In this paper we present the open health monitoring platform SmartAssist, which combines flexible in-home and mobile sensing features with a comprehensive social network that is designed to enhance communication between caretakers, caregivers and the community. SmartAssist supports the integration of new sensor types, algorithms, and mobile components through an integrated platform, which consists of an in-home sensor network; a web based service portal; and an extensible infrastructure for mobile devices. Through the adoption of open standards (Android, OSGi, OpenSocial, etc.), the system addresses issues of data protection and privacy, while simultaneously providing support for third-party extensions and context-aware services. In this paper, we will present the individual building blocks of the SmartAssist Platform as well as some illustrative example services.


AAL OpenSocial Android OSGi Sensor Network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Rothenpieler
    • 1
  • Darren Carlson
    • 1
  • Andreas Schrader
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of TelematicsUniversity of LübeckGermany

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