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An ambient assisted living framework for mobile environments

Simões, T. ; Silva, B. ; Rodrigues, J. R. ; Sendra, S. S. ; Lloret, J. L.

An ambient assisted living framework for mobile environments, Proc IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, Valencia, Spain, Vol. , pp. 448 - 451, June, 2014.

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/BHI.2014.6864399

Ambient assisted living (AAL) delivers IT solutions that aim to facilitate and improve lives of the disabled, elderly, and chronically ill people. Mobility is a key issue for elderly people because their physical activity, in general, improves their quality of life and keep health status. Then, this paper presents an AAL framework for caregivers and elderly people that allow them to maintain an active lifestyle without limiting their mobility. This framework includes four AAL tools for mobility environments: i) a fall detection mobile application; ii) a biofeedback monitoring system trough wearable sensors; iii) an outdoor location service through a shoe equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS); and iv) a mobile application for caregivers that take care of several elders confined to a home environment. The proposal is evaluated and demonstrated and it is ready for use.