An Advanced Home ElderCare Service.

Taleb, T., Bottazzi, D. and Nait-Charif, H., 2009. An Advanced Home ElderCare Service. In: HEALTHINF 2009: International Conference on Health Informatics, 14-17 January 2009, Porto, Portugal, pp. 30-37.

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Abstract

With the increase of welfare cost all over the developed world, there is a need to resort to new technologies that could help reduce this enormous cost and provide some quality eldercare services. This paper presents a middleware-level solution that integrates monitoring and emergency detection solutions with networking solutions. The proposed system enables efficient integration between a variety of sensors and actuators deployed at home for emergency detection and provides a framework for creating and managing rescue teams willing to assist elders in case of emergency situations. A prototype of the proposed system was designed and implemented. Results were obtained from both computer simulations and a real-network testbed. These results show that the proposed system can help overcome some of the current problems and help reduce the enormous cost of eldercare service.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:program can be found at http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/biostec/healthinf2009.html
Uncontrolled Keywords:ubiquitous assistance, pervasive computing, healthcare network, and elderly
Subjects:Generalities > Computer Science and Informatics
Social Sciences > Social Work
Technology > Medicine and Health
Group:Media School
ID Code:10447
Deposited By:Dr Hammadi Nait-Charif
Deposited On:29 Apr 2010 11:54
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:10

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