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A Framework for Heterogeneous Home Monitoring WSN Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257355,
        author={Christos Antonopoulos and Gerasimos Touliatos and Christos Panagiotou and Theodoros Panagiotakopoulos and Stavros Koubias and Achilles Kameas and Nikolaos Voros},
        title={A Framework for Heterogeneous Home Monitoring WSN Networks},
        proceedings={eHealth@Home - Infrastructure and services for remote multi-parametering monitoring, analysis and support},
        keywords={ambient assisted living home monitoring wireless sensor networks bluetooth ieee 802154},
  • Christos Antonopoulos
    Gerasimos Touliatos
    Christos Panagiotou
    Theodoros Panagiotakopoulos
    Stavros Koubias
    Achilles Kameas
    Nikolaos Voros
    Year: 2014
    A Framework for Heterogeneous Home Monitoring WSN Networks
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257355
Christos Antonopoulos1,*, Gerasimos Touliatos1, Christos Panagiotou2, Theodoros Panagiotakopoulos2, Stavros Koubias1, Achilles Kameas2, Nikolaos Voros3
  • 1: Applied Electronics Laboratory, ECE Dept, University of Patras, Greece
  • 2: e-CoMeT Lab, Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece
  • 3: Computer and Informatics Engineering Department, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece
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During the last years Home Monitoring has emerged as a prominent research and development area able to offer significant services to a wide variety of application scenarios. Without a doubt, factors of critical importance that propelled respective interest include advancements in ICT areas such as wireless sensor networks (WSNs), hardware design and adequate sensors' circuitry implementation. However, most of the existing solutions focus on the use of specific and even custom technologies which result into systems of limited usefulness, flexibility and extensibility unable to cover all aspects of home monitoring. Aiming to address such inefficiencies this paper presents the design and implementation of the ADVENT Home Monitoring system embracing heterogeneity in various aspects. At the same time it is of paramount importance for the system to be well accepted by all users regardless to their technological or educational background. Therefore, considerable effort has been devoted so as to present the underlying heterogeneous system in a homogenous, user friendly and attractive way to the end user. Furthermore, a critical goal is to present a continuously extending system able to adopt new ICT advancement and thus be versatile in order to cover different and diverse user required services and applications.