Managing diversity in practical ambient assisted living ecosystems

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Title: Managing diversity in practical ambient assisted living ecosystems
Authors: O'Grady, Michael J.
Walsh, Michael
Tynan, Richard
Gurrin, Cathal
Dragone, Mauro
O'Hare, G. M. P. (Greg M. P.)
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2032
Date: Mar-2010
Abstract: Though the motivation for developing ambient assisted living (AAL) systems is incontestable, significant challenges exist in realizing the ambience that is essential to the success of such systems. By definition, an AAL system must be omnipresent, tracking occupant activities in the home and identifying those situations where assistance is needed or would be welcomed. Embedded sensors offer an attractive mechanism for realizing ambience as their form factor and harnessing of wireless technologies aid in their seamless integration into pre-existing environments. However, the heterogeneity of the end-user population, their disparate needs and the differing environments in which they inhabit, all pose particular problems regarding sensor integration and management.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: Ambient assisted livingPervasive heathMiddleware
Subject LCSH: Technology and older people
Ambient intelligence
Middleware
Wireless sensor networks
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Poster presentation at the AALIANCE Conference, Malaga, Spain, March, 11-12 2010
Appears in Collections:CLARITY Research Collection
Computer Science Research Collection

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