Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 8th EAI International Conference, MobiHealth 2019, Dublin, Ireland, November 14-15, 2019, Proceedings

Research Article

Smart System for Supporting the Elderly in Home Environment

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-49289-2_14,
        author={Eleni Boumpa and Athanasios Kakarountas},
        title={Smart System for Supporting the Elderly in Home Environment},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 8th  EAI International Conference, MobiHealth 2019, Dublin, Ireland, November 14-15, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={Smart home Assisted living Internet of Things Dementia},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-49289-2_14}
    }
    
  • Eleni Boumpa
    Athanasios Kakarountas
    Year: 2020
    Smart System for Supporting the Elderly in Home Environment
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-49289-2_14
Eleni Boumpa1,*, Athanasios Kakarountas1,*
  • 1: University of Thessaly
*Contact email: eboumpa@uth.gr, kakarountas@uth.gr

Abstract

This work presents the development of an assistive system for the elderly in their home environment. The purpose of this system is to provide them support and extend their autonomy in order to extend life expectancy and improve quality of life when living at home. This work explores various technological innovations and technology building blocks, such as open software and open hardware. In this work, a low-cost and small-scale ubiquitous system was developed that does not disrupt the prevailing conditions in the elderly’s home. Also, a part of this work has been developed, keeping in mind elderly people suffering from dementia, offering a sufferer-centered solution.