Location-Aware Elderly Personal Safety Checking in Smart Home

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 107)


Due to the increasing ratio of elderly, elderly personal safety has become a social problem in many countries. As a result, smart home has been paid much more attention globally. This paper intends to provide an economic solution to monitor the personal safety of the elderly in smart home according to the location movement status, and then check the safety with a set of light living pattern rules. It is assumed to be unsafe if the elderly remains at a space beyond the period defined in the rules. The family members, neighbor or doctor will be informed consequently if the elderly is recognized to be unsafe by the system. A prototype has been developed and the approaches were approved to be sufficient to check the scenarios. The pattern rules with trial duration were ignored and all the rules were customable and could be trained all the time.


Location-aware Elderly safety checking Intelligent environment 



This research is supported by Zhejiang Gongshang University, China with No#Xgz1102 to Dr. Weigang Chen (High Education Research Project). This research was financial supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China with No. 60873022 to Dr. Hua Hu, The Science and Technology Department of Zhejiang Province, China with No. 2008C11009 to Dr. Bin Xu, and Education Department of Zhejiang Province with No. 20061085 to Dr. Bin Xu.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Computer and Information EngineeringZhejiang Gongshang UniversityHangzhouChina

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