5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

The NOCTURNAL Ambient Assisted Living System

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246094,
        author={William Carswell and Juan Augusto and Maurice Mulvenna and Jonathan Wallace and Suzanne Martin and Paul McCullagh and Huiru Zheng and Haiying Wang and Kevin McSorley and Barbara Taylor and Paul Jeffers},
        title={The NOCTURNAL Ambient Assisted Living System},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        keywords={Ambient Assisted Living night-time care therapeutic interventions sensing multi-agent systems.},
  • William Carswell
    Juan Augusto
    Maurice Mulvenna
    Jonathan Wallace
    Suzanne Martin
    Paul McCullagh
    Huiru Zheng
    Haiying Wang
    Kevin McSorley
    Barbara Taylor
    Paul Jeffers
    Year: 2012
    The NOCTURNAL Ambient Assisted Living System
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246094
William Carswell1,*, Juan Augusto1, Maurice Mulvenna1, Jonathan Wallace1, Suzanne Martin1, Paul McCullagh1, Huiru Zheng1, Haiying Wang1, Kevin McSorley2, Barbara Taylor2, Paul Jeffers2
  • 1: School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
  • 2: Fold Housing Association, Northern Ireland
*Contact email: w.carswell@ulster.ac.uk


We describe the NOCTURNAL system which provides Ambient Assisted Living with a focus on night-time support. This paper explains the design principles, the technological infrastructure and the software intelligence which facilitates autonomous assistance in the form of therapeutic interventions.