ISBN-10:
1849199876
ISBN-13:
9781849199872
Pub. Date:
09/30/2016
Publisher:
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Active and Assisted Living: Technologies and Applications

Active and Assisted Living: Technologies and Applications

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Overview

Active and Assisted Living (AAL) systems aim at improving the quality of life and supporting independent and healthy living of older or impaired people by using a distributed network of sensors and actuators to create a ubiquitous technological layer, able to interact transparently with the users, observing and interpreting their actions and intentions, learning their preferences and adjusting the parameters of the system to improve their quality of life and work. This book provides a comprehensive review of the technologies and applications for AAL.

Topics covered include the current state of the art of smart environments and labs from an AAL point of view; ambient and wearable sensors for human health monitoring; computer vision for active and assisted living; data fusion for identifying lifestyle patterns; interoperable enhanced living environments; reasoning systems for AAL; person-environment interaction; data analytics for enabling connected health; human gait analysis for frailty detection; fall prevention and detection; supporting activities of daily living; outdoor mobility assistance; location and orientation technologies based on WiFi systems; health, wellbeing and engagement in life through AAL; tablet-based clinical decision support system for hospitalised older adults; smart, age-friendly cities and communities; privacy and ethical issues; and human-centred design. The book concludes with a case study on the design and implementation of a smart home technological platform for the delivery of AAL services.

With a wide range of chapters from international contributors, this book is essential reading for researchers and students in academics and industry developing AAL technologies, healthcare practitioners, and engineers with an interest in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849199872
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Publication date: 09/30/2016
Series: Healthcare Technologies Series
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author

Francisco Florez-Revuelta is a Senior Researcher at Kingston University, UK, and Associate Professor at University of Alicante, Spain. His main research work is focused on Ambient Assisted Living: Person-Environment Interaction, Computer Vision, and support to the Activities of Daily Living of elderly and/or disabled people.


Alexandros Andre Chaaraoui is currently a Software Engineer at Google's Research and Machine Intelligence team in Switzerland, working on Natural Language Generation and Dialogue. Previously he has been a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Alicante, Spain, where his research focused on Human Behaviour Understanding, Computer Vision and Ambient Intelligence.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Technologies and applications for active and assisted living - current situation
  • Part 1: Technologies for Active and Assisted Living
    • Chapter 2: Current state of the art of smart environments and labs from an ambient assisted living point of view
    • Chapter 3: Ambient and wearable sensors for human health monitoring
    • Chapter 4: Computer vision for active and assisted living
    • Chapter 5: A data fusion approach for identifying lifestyle patterns in elderly care
    • Chapter 6: Towards interoperable enhanced living environments
    • Chapter 7: Reasoning systems forAAL
    • Chapter 8: Person-environment interaction
    • Chapter 9: Data analytics for enabling connected health


  • Part 2: Applications for Active and Assisted Living
    • Chapter 10: Human gait analysis for frailty detection - quantitative techniques and procedures
    • Chapter 11: Fall prevention and detection
    • Chapter 12: Supporting Activities of Daily Living
    • Chapter 13: Outdoor mobility assistance–technologies helping on the way
    • Chapter 14: Location and orientation technologies based on Wi-Fi systems for people with disabilities in indoor environment
    • Chapter 15: Enabling health, well-being and engagement in life through ambient-assisted living technologies - an occupational therapist's lens
    • Chapter 16: Tablet-based clinical decision support system for hospitalised older adults


  • Part 3: Associated Issues and Case Studies
    • Chapter 17: Smart, age-friendly cities and communities: the emergence of socio-technological solutions in the Central and Eastern Europe
    • Chapter 18: Towards accessible ambient-assisted living environments
    • Chapter 19: Privacy and ethical issues
    • Chapter 20: Human-centred design with older adults: examples and recommendations for research, ideation and testing
    • Chapter 21: Design and implementation of a smart home technological platform for the delivery ofAAL services: from requirements to field experience
    • Chapter 22: Technologies and applications for active and assisted living - What's next?



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