Sensors and robotic environment for care of the elderly

S. C. Mukhopadhyay, G. Sen Gupta

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Abstract

This paper describes some development work of a system for elder care configured around sensors and robotic environment. A few sub-systems have been amalgamated to achieve the desired objective. The integrated system is able to support people who wish to live alone but, because of old age, ill health or disability, are at risk and are a cause of concern for their family and friends. The first part of the integrated system, named Selective Activity Monitoring (SAM) system, works on the principle of using sensor units (SU) to monitor various electrical appliances in a house. Rules, based on the daily activities of a person, are defined for the appliances to be monitored. The system can detect violation of the rules and generate an alarm. The rules are flexible and can be user-defined. The second part of the system is a low-cost Physiological Parameters Monitoring (PPM) system, called Medicmate, which can be used to monitor physiological parameters of a human subject such as body temperature, blood oxygen level and heart rate. It can also detect a fall. The third pan of the system is a web-enabled, robot-based vision system. The robot, operating in a home environment, can be remote controlled by a computer over the internet. The camera, mounted on the robot, can be used to send a picture of the affected area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationROSE 2007 - International Workshop on Robotic and Sensor Environments, Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages68-73
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424415276, 9781424415274
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE International Workshop on Robotic and Sensor Environments, ROSE 2007 - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: 12 Oct 200713 Oct 2007

Other

Other2007 IEEE International Workshop on Robotic and Sensor Environments, ROSE 2007
CountryCanada
CityOttawa, ON
Period12/10/0713/10/07

Keywords

  • Accelerometer
  • Elder care
  • Heart rate
  • Impact senor
  • Physiological parameter
  • Robot
  • Selective activity monitoring
  • Sensors
  • Temperature sensor
  • Wirelessly web enabled robot

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    Mukhopadhyay, S. C., & Gupta, G. S. (2007). Sensors and robotic environment for care of the elderly. In ROSE 2007 - International Workshop on Robotic and Sensor Environments, Proceedings (pp. 68-73). [4373970] Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROSE.2007.4373970