eWALL: An Intelligent Caring Home Environment Offering Personalized Context-Aware Applications Based on Advanced Sensing

Sofoklis Kyriazakos, Mihail Mihaylov, Bayu Anggorojati, Albena Mihovska, Razvan Craciunescu, Octavian Fratu, Ramjee Prasad

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Abstract

Independent living of senior citizens is one of the main challenges linked to the ageing population. Senior citizens may suffer from a number of diseases, including the decline in cardiopulmonary conditions, weaker muscle functions and a declined neuromuscular control of the movements, which result in a higher risk of fall and a higher vulnerability for cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. With respect to cognitive functions, senior citizens may suffer from a decline of memory function, less ability to orientate and a declined ability to cope with complex situations. This is by itself a big societal challenge with impact in multiple sectors. In this paper we present an innovative ICT solution, named eWALL, that aims to address these challenges by means of an advanced ICT infrastructure and home sensing environment; thus differentiating from existing eHealth and eCare solutions. The system of eWALL will extend the state-of-the-art of Assistive Platforms and will significantly increase the independent living of seniors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1093-1111
Number of pages19
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Volume87
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

Keywords

  • Advanced sensing
  • Caring home
  • eHealth
  • Personalized context-aware applications

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