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Memorias de investigación
Smart Assisted Living. Toward An Open Smart-Home Infrastructure. Toward An Open Smart-Home Infrastructure
Áreas de investigación
  • Tecnología electrónica y de las comunicaciones
Assisted living in Smart Home (SH) can change the way of caring the older people and manage their conditions and maintain their well-being. This will support the ageing population to live longer independently and to enjoy the comfort and quality of life in their private environments. With the increasing ageing population and the growing demand on novel healthcare models, research on SH for independent living, self-management and well-being has intensi?ed over the last decade coupled by the wide availability of affordable sensing and effective processing technologies. Yet it still remains a challenge to develop and deploy SH solutions that can handle everyday life situations and support a wide range of users and care applications. The challenge to the rapid development and deployment of SH solutions essentially arises from the technology complexity and application diversity of the SH ?eld. SH is a highly multidisciplinary research ?eld involving a number of disciplinary areas and topics. To be successful any SH solution requires seamless technology integration and inputs from multiple subject areas. Researchers working in different technological disciplines usually have little understanding and appre-ciation of each other?s research issues. There is little consideration of the ?big picture?, i.e. integration and interoperability. This leads to fragmented self-contained technologies, which are not suitable to serve as an integral part of a technology infrastructure to solve ?bigger? complex problems. SH accommodates a wide range of applications, and each of them may require different sensors, data processing methods and intervention mechanisms. As technologies are developed in a speci?c application context, the resulting technology infrastructures are usually ad hoc, i.e. domain dependent, application speci?c, dif?cult to be applied to solve problems of a different application characteristic. This suggests that an alternative to a one-size-?ts-all approach to develop SH technology infrastructure is needed in order to advance the state-of-the-art. SH technologies must be interoperable for seamless technology integration and rapid application development, and adaptable for easy deployment and management, achieved by thorough testing and validation in multiple application scenarios. In addition to multidisciplinarity and application heterogeneity, SH is also a ?eld involving multiple stakeholders, e.g. researchers, technology and solution developers, service providers, carers and end users.
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Computer Communications and Networks.
Esta actividad pertenece a memorias de investigación
  • Editor: Feng Chen (School of Computer Science)
  • Editor: Rebeca Isabel García Betances (UPM)
  • Autor: Liming Chen (School of Computing Ulster University Belfast, UK)
  • Editor: Maria Fernanda Cabrera Umpierrez (UPM)
  • Editor: Chris Nugent (School of Computing Ulster University Newtownabbey, UK)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnologías de Apoyo a la Vida
  • Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de tecnología Biomédica CTB
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