Active and Assisted Living. Technologies and Applications by Francisco Florez-Revuelta, Alexandros Andre Chaaraoui

By Francisco Florez-Revuelta, Alexandros Andre Chaaraoui

This can be a wide introductory guide, for educational and researchers, protecting the most important applied sciences and functions in Ambient Assisted residing (AAL). Set out in 3 major sections: half 1 makes a speciality of present cutting-edge expertise and important research: half 2 covers the purposes of those applied sciences and half three comprises common matters resembling usability, accessibility, privateness and ethics.

With contributions from worldwide, themes lined comprise: clever houses, environmental sensors and information fusion, wearable sensors, units and clever outfits, criteria and interoperability, desktop imaginative and prescient for AAL, reasoning platforms, person-environment interplay, networks and integration systems, assistive and repair robotics, tele-care and telehealth, gait research, fall prevention, detection and intervention, prevention and administration of power stipulations, help to actions of day-by-day residing, psychological overall healthiness and cognitive stimulation, indoor and open air mobility, health, social interplay and isolation, usability, accessibility, privateness and moral issues.

Active and Assisted residing is an important source for researchers in academia and constructing AAL applied sciences. scholars, healthcare practitioners and engineers, during this cross-disciplinary box, together with robotics and automation, telecommunications, computing and healthcare, will locate this guide of use.

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Over the last decade, there has been a steady revolution in the development of wearable and ambient sensors for human health monitoring. These technologies strive 1 National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA 30 Active and assisted living: technologies and applications to enable monitoring of personal motion, vital signs, and physiological measures in a manner that minimizes disruption to an individual’s daily routine and at all times protects their privacy, dignity, and comfort.

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Rapin et al. [32] have used cooperative dry-electrode sensor concepts to simultaneously measure bio potential and bio impedance signals. In a cooperative approach, the electronics is split into separate electronic sensors, comprising each of two electrodes, one for voltage measurement, and one for current injection. While this approach requires one power supply per sensor, and synchronization among the sensors, it eliminates the need for shielded or multiwire cables. Additionally, since cooperative sensors directly sense and store the measured signals on-site, this eliminates the need for a central recording device.

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