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From Smart Homes to Smart Care : ICOST 2005 - S. Giroux

From Smart Homes to Smart Care

ICOST 2005

By: S. Giroux (Editor), H. Pigot (Editor)

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Published: 1st June 2005
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Nowadays networks, microprocessors, memory chips, smart sensors and actuators are faster, cheaper and smaller than ever. They are becoming available anywhere, anytime. Current advances in such enabling technologies let foresee novel applications and services for improving the life of elderly and disabled people in their home and outside. These conference proceedings present the latest approaches and technical solutions in the area of smart homes, health telematics, and enabling technologies. The first chapter delves into the user perspective to ascertain real needs and design truly useful services. The following chapter explores the enabling technology. Distributed sensors, smart devices and networks appear as the nuts and bolts compulsory to build up smart homes. Chapter three looks at the realization of smart homes. Pervasive computing is emerging as one of the key approaches to organize computations within smart homes. The fourth chapter addresses the issue of using smart home features to design and deliver smart care services to persons with disabilities and elderly people. Finally Chapter five outlines standardization efforts and practical and industrial experiences.I COST aims at creating an active research community dedicated to explore how smart homes in particular and health telematics in general can foster independent living and an enhanced life style for elderly and disabled people. On the one hand, smart homes are augmented environments with embedded computers, information appliances and multi-modal sensors allowing people to perform tasks efficiently by offering unprecedented levels of access to information and assistance from computer. On the other hand, health telematics makes the most of networks and telecommunications to propose health services, expertise and information at distance.

Supporting tasks in a programmable smart homep. 3
Ubiquitous computing to support older adults and informal caregiversp. 11
Advanced technology guidelines to fullfill the needs of the cognitively impaired populationp. 25
User perspectives : living and working within a 'smart home' environmentp. 33
Integrating the single assessment process into a lifestyle-monitoring systemp. 42
Evaluation and refinement of a design framework for generating dependable virtual companions for later lifep. 50
Can technology improve compliance to medication?p. 65
Cost-precision tradeoffs in unencumbered floor-based indoor location trackingp. 75
Using a camera to implement virtual sensors in a smart housep. 83
Self-sensing spaces : smart plugs for smart environmentsp. 91
Real-time cardiac arrhythmia tele-assistance and monitoring platform : RECATAp. 99
Quality aware elderly people monitoring using ultrasonic sensorsp. 107
24-hour continuous health monitoring system for the disabled and the elderly in sensor network environmentp. 116
A wheelchair with two automatically-controlled speed rangesp. 124
Networked appliances collaboration on the ubiquitous homep. 135
Service collaboration in smart spacesp. 143
Towards personalization of services and an integrated service model for smart homes applied to elderly carep. 151
Data management system : a context aware architecture for pervasive patient monitoringp. 159
A middleware framework for the adaptive homep. 167
An active information space infrastructure for smart homesp. 174
A reinforcement learning framework for location-aware resource management in multi-inhabitant smart homesp. 180
Rapid prototyping of context-aware applications : a case studyp. 188
SmartX open source - a user interface for smart environmentsp. 196
Toward a document based model for human-environment interactionp. 204
Living behavior pattern learning system for human-friendly assistive home environmentp. 215
Modelisation of ADLs in its environment for cognitive assistancep. 221
Interactive assistant for activities of daily livingp. 229
Toward an assistive indoor/outdoor living environment for people with disabilitiesp. 237
A cognitive system for a smart home dedicated to people in loss of autonomyp. 245
Human-friendly assistive robotic system for independence of the handicapped/the elderlyp. 255
Multi-modal monitoring of the aged in their own homesp. 264
An intelligent health monitoring and emergency response systemp. 272
SmartHouse and health telematic : standards for and with usersp. 285
An easily installable wireless monitoring system for ordinary housesp. 289
Pervasive computing based multimodal tele-chome healthcare system designp. 293
Remote management of integrated home care services : the DGHome platformp. 298
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ISBN: 9781586035310
ISBN-10: 1586035312
Series: Assistive Technology Research Series : Book 15
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 1st June 2005
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.63