By Sauro Longhi, Pietro Siciliano, Michele Germani, Andrea Monteriù
This ebook offers the refereed court cases of the Fourth Italian discussion board on Ambient Assisted residing (AAL), held in Ancona, Italy, in October 2013. quite a lot of matters are lined and new technological advancements are defined so as to aid the autonomy and independence of people with specified wishes via an cutting edge and built-in technique, designed to reply to the socio-economic demanding situations of an getting older inhabitants. subject matters addressed contain: health and wellbeing and overall healthiness, prevention and rehabilitation and help for care prone; energetic getting older and its social implications; providers for the frail aged with illnesses and their households; meals; ICT platforms/technologies for the good thing about the aged; domestic automation and keep an eye on applied sciences (autonomy, safeguard and effort saving); shrewdpermanent towns and clever groups; telemedicine, telerehabilitation, and telecare; mobility, participation and social inclusion; video games and enjoyable for the aged; construction layout; social housing; interface layout and interplay (accessibility, acceptance); social guidelines to motivate and help lively getting older; enterprise versions, industry research and improvement of sustainable financing and company and ethics, privateness and knowledge security. Many experimental validations in keeping with person trials and usefulness checking out are provided and mentioned. the data and insights supplied during this ebook might help researchers and others eager about AAL to appreciate suitable societal developments, novel technological advancements and urgent challenges.
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Primiani · V. Di Mattia · G. it S. Longhi et al. 1007/978-3-319-01119-6_5, © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014 43 44 L. Scalise et al. ) not only for patients recovered in hospitals, but also for subjects living at home and requiring a remote control of their physiological status. This is for example the case of elders living at their homes and needing to be kept under observation in order to undergo potentially risky conditions (respiration rate is an important predictive parameter for many pathologies of the elder).
Finally, Sect. 4 concludes the paper. Improved UWB Radar Signal Processing 25 Fig. 1 Reference UWB radar system architecture 2 Radar System The reference model for the radar system considered in this paper is shown in Fig. 1. The computer program developed to simulate the system involves the generation, every Tr p seconds, of UWB pulses which are reflected at a distance d from the transmitter (corresponding to the position of the patient’s thoracic surface with respect to the radar sensor), and a receiver block that processes returning echoes.
56 MHz. • The NFC-WI (wired interface) controls the exchange of data between NFC device and the “front-end” of the apparatus in which the NFC device is located. Using NFC, the communication between smartphone and tag automatically starts when the mobile phone gets close to the tag. The interaction between user and the object is therefore fast and intuitive. This is a fundamental requirement in many different applications . The NFC technology allows cover a fundamental requirement imposed by AAL: the ease of use especially for elderly people.
Ambient Assisted Living: Italian Forum 2013 by Sauro Longhi, Pietro Siciliano, Michele Germani, Andrea Monteriù