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By Nuno M. Garcia, Joel Jose P.C. Rodrigues

Addresses an rising Shift in constructing Countries

The authors and members of Ambient Assisted dwelling have famous that the demographic profile is altering in lots of constructing nations and feature factored in an inversion of the demographic pyramid. The know-how of ambient assisted dwelling (AAL), helps the aged and disabled of their day-by-day exercises to permit for secure and self sufficient dwelling for so long as attainable. devoted to ambient intelligence―electronic environments which are delicate and aware of the presence of people―Ambient Assisted residing highlights the applied sciences that middle at the wishes of those precise curiosity teams, equivalent to the aged or individuals with disabilities.

Beneficial to scholars, practitioners, and clients of ambient assisted dwelling (AAL), this article compiles scattered details at the topic, outlines crucial and important paintings in similar literature, and covers the newest and software program for ergonomic layout touching on AAL. From inception to implementation, the textual content assesses what has been produced and researched to this point and appears for traits and clues for the longer term. It reports literature on AAL released due to the fact 2007 and describes the most beneficial properties and components of goods or structures that interlink and increase new or current applied sciences and platforms.

This textual content:

  • Provides broad assurance of the purposes, software program, and data administration for AAL
  • Contains an summary of the options concerning AAL
  • Includes a finished overview of the state-of-the-art on pervasive and cellular healthiness (m-health) applications
  • Describes a suite of initiatives and paintings with medical relevance in AAL
  • Introduces a framework taken with the tracking and advice of aged people residing alone
  • Discusses a potential learn on technological structures for individuals with cognitive disabilities

Ambient Assisted Living

highlights applied sciences that adapt to the consumer instead of the person adapting to the know-how. this article proposes applied sciences which could permit assisted individuals to dwell independently for longer and decrease the necessity for long term care.

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2010; Keegan et al. 2008; Knoll 2009; Krieg-Brückner et al. 2010; Kyung-Seok et al. 2010; Lazaro et al. 2010; Lee et al. 2010; Lindenberg et al. 2007; López-Matencio et al. 2010; Maier and Kempter 2009; Martin et al. 2008; Mingjing and Yang 2008a,b; Niemela et al. 2007; Paganelli et al. 2007; Pauws et al. 2008; Pawlowski et al. 2008; Pizzutilo et al. 2007; Romero et al. 2010; Sparacino 2008; Sun et al. 2007; Torres-Solis and Chau 2007; Valiente-Rocha and Lozano-Tello 2010; Vansteenwegen et al. 2011; Yo-Ping et al.

This means that technologies such as user interaction or context awareness that are classified as AmI technologies are also used in AAL. However, not all the AmI systems are considered AAL systems. The search was performed on the 23rd of February 2011 and included all references published since 1st January 2007. This data limit, which was established as 2007, was the year the Joint Programme Ambient Assisted Living from the European Union was proposed (European Union 2007). Study Selection To be included in this review, studies must have defined innovative concepts or characterized innovative technologies, products, or systems, with the aim of enabling people with specific demands to live longer in their natural environment.

The sensing, communicating, and acting functions require a broad range of physical devices. Moreover, the technological structure of the AAL environment should have additional components (Camarinha-Matos and Vieira 1999; Costa et al. 1999): (1) using—the user interface is another important component of an AAL environment; (2) enjoying—an AAL environment is an extension of a conventional environment, making it appear as traditional as possible, but assisting its users in their daily activities, making their life more comfortable; and (3) involving—an AAL environment helps people to take part or participate in all areas of life and to be accepted, to be included, or to have access to the necessary resources.

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