Selection and optimization of wireless sensors in a smart digital home for the elderly

A. Gaddam*, K. Kaur, S. C. Mukhopadhyay, G. Sen Gupta

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In this paper we present the impediments in designing and implementing a wireless sensor network based smart home for monitoring the elderly and to propose an optimal solution to circumvent the impediments. The smart home is based on a few smart and intelligent wireless sensors, which can be configured around a wireless ad-hoc network. The system will generate early warning message to care giver, when an unforeseen abnormal condition occurs. It will also, analyze the gathered data to determine resident behaviour using optimal number of intelligent sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSensors, 2009 IEEE
EditorsEvgeny Katz
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781424453351, 9781424445493
ISBN (Print)9781424445486
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Sensors 2009 Conference - SENSORS 2009 - Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 25 Oct 200928 Oct 2009


OtherIEEE Sensors 2009 Conference - SENSORS 2009
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


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