Yes, ICAN(b)E - Active aging in place supported by a caregiver-centered modular low-cost platform

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Abstract

Aging in place happens when people age in the residence of their choice, usually their homes because it is their preference for living as long as possible. This paper introduces the implementation of a computational platform to support active aging in place with a particular focus on the caregivers and their requirements to accomplish their tasks with engagement and comfort. The platform is supported by IoT, using low-cost technology to increment the platform modularly. It is a modular platform capable of responding to specific needs of seniors aging in place and their caregivers, obtaining data regarding the person under supervision, as well as providing conditions for constant and more effective monitoring, through modules and tools that support decision making and tasks for active living. The paper describes the platform principles and its modular architecture. Preliminary results are presented in the form of an experimental installation scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-443
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Volume177
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event11th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks, EUSPN 2020 - Madeira, Portugal
Duration: 2 Nov 20205 Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Active aging
  • Aging in place
  • Ambient assisted living
  • BLE beacons
  • Caregiver
  • Context-awareness
  • HCI
  • Modular platform
  • Pervasive computing

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