6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Ambient Assisted Living Monitoring System to Support Formal and Informal Caregivers for Elderly People

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2012.248702,
        author={Francisco Javier Parada Otte and Bruno Rosales and Wilhelm Stork},
        title={Ambient Assisted Living Monitoring System to Support Formal and Informal Caregivers for Elderly People},
        proceedings={6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={7},
        keywords={aal activity monitoring activity recognition telecare},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2012.248702}
    }
    
  • Francisco Javier Parada Otte
    Bruno Rosales
    Wilhelm Stork
    Year: 2012
    Ambient Assisted Living Monitoring System to Support Formal and Informal Caregivers for Elderly People
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2012.248702
Francisco Javier Parada Otte1,*, Bruno Rosales1, Wilhelm Stork1
  • 1: FZI
*Contact email: parada@fzi.de

Abstract

Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) aims to provide services to support elderly people living more independently at their homes. Caregivers have an important role as they can monitor and support the persons, and evaluate if they can still live independently. Informal caregivers are important as well, as the demand of care is increasing while the number of healthcare professionals is decreasing and cannot cope with that demand. This paper proposes an AAL home monitoring system able to detect activities of daily living and more complex situations, like problematic behavioral changes, so it results in helpful information for both, formal and informal caregivers, in order to support them on their duties. The system is based on a context-aware middleware connected to sensors, and a web-based application for the monitoring. It will be evaluated for a long term in real world scenarios based on a user-oriented approach