10th EAI International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications

Research Article

An Intelligent Home-based Monitoring System for the Elderly

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.13-7-2017.2270318,
        author={Wei Wu and Li Tang},
        title={An Intelligent Home-based Monitoring System for the Elderly},
        proceedings={10th EAI International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={MOBIMEDIA},
        year={2017},
        month={12},
        keywords={home-based endowment intelligent monitoring uwb lora label},
        doi={10.4108/eai.13-7-2017.2270318}
    }
    
  • Wei Wu
    Li Tang
    Year: 2017
    An Intelligent Home-based Monitoring System for the Elderly
    MOBIMEDIA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-7-2017.2270318
Wei Wu1,*, Li Tang2
  • 1: Chongqing City Management College
  • 2: Chongqing Vocational Institute of Engineering
*Contact email: wwzj_cq@tom.com

Abstract

The existing monitoring system for nursing homes is not suitable for deploying in the common residential buildings and it require the manager to proactively find whether the elderly are in danger. An new intelligent monitoring system was proposed in this paper, which was aiming at the new needs of home-based care for the aged that live in the common residential buildings and need to call for help automatically when they encounter the unexpected accident. In the intelligent monitoring system, the UWB wireless positioning technology is used to monitor the current location of the elderly and a LoRa-based data-concentrator is utilized to obtain the information from the card readers carried by the old people and send the information to the management server of the system. According to the received information from the data-concentrator, once an emergency happens to the monitored old people, the monitoring system triggers the emergency response mechanism to send rescue information to managers of the system automatically, so that the rescue was carried out in time. Finally experimental results have shown the novel monitoring system can effectively monitor the safety of the elderly living alone and ensured their life security.