Are technologies assisted homes safer for the elderly?

SC Mukhopadhyay, N. K. Suryadevara, R. K. Rayudu

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Abstract

The elderly population of the world is growing rapidly, creating the increasing need for elderly care. The aged people expect that this increased longevity will help them to enjoy living an independent and high quality life. Yet, at the same time they know there is a high risk of injury as many unforeseen accidents can take place. Surely, with the technology of today, there is a better way for these people in the society to resolve this problem. The chapter will present the development work and implementation details of a wireless sensors network based safe home monitoring system targeted for the elder people to provide a safe, sound and secured living environment in the society. The system is designed to support people who wish to live alone but, because of old age, ill health or disability, there is some risk in this, which worries their family or friends.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPervasive and mobile sensing and computing for healthcare
Subtitle of host publicationtechnological and social issues
EditorsSubhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Octavian Adrian Postolache
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages51-68
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783642325373
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSmart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation
Volume2
ISSN (Print)2194-8402
ISSN (Electronic)2194-8410

Keywords

  • wireless sensors network
  • safe living environment

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    Mukhopadhyay, SC., Suryadevara, N. K., & Rayudu, R. K. (2013). Are technologies assisted homes safer for the elderly? In S. C. Mukhopadhyay, & O. A. Postolache (Eds.), Pervasive and mobile sensing and computing for healthcare: technological and social issues (pp. 51-68). (Smart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation; Vol. 2). Berlin: Springer, Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32538-0_2