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Ambient Assisted Living

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ISBN-10: 1439869847

ISBN-13: 9781439869840

Edition: 2015

Authors: Nuno M. Garcia, Joel Jose P. C. Rodrigues, Dirk Christian Elias, Miguel Sales Dias

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Written for students, practitioners and users of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), this comprehensive reference covers methods, concepts, systems, devices, and services that provide unobtrusive support for the daily needs of an assisted person. The reference also provides extensive coverage of applications, software, and information management for AAL, as well as coverage of the latest hardware and software for ergonomic design pertaining to AAL. A key concept covered within the reference is ambient intelligence, which refers to electronic environments that are sensitive and responsive to the presence of people. References are provided at the end of each chapter for additional study.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 6/9/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 777
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.894
Language: English

Enabling and Base Technologies For AAL
Body and environment data collection devices and methodologies
Algorithms for bio-environmental data, including critical life support algorithms
Data transmission in MANETs, SANETs, LANs and WANs, including confidentiality and trustworthiness of data and of data repositories and operators
Issues on hardware design for AAL devices, including sensors, actuators, robots and communication devices that are energy aware and/or self powered and/or self-managed
Mobility and multi-homing data transmission protocols
Actuators and robotics in AAL scenarios
Advanced interfaces for AAL
Requirements for data transmission in AAL solutions in current and future Internet
Applications, Software and Information Management For AAL
Issues on development of applications and services for AAL
Information frameworks for AAL including safety, security and trustworthiness of data structures, for several environments, including hospitals and nursing homes
Cloud and grid computing for AAL
Development frameworks and platforms for AAL
Entertainment, leisure, education, safety and security frameworks for AAL
Pervasive and mobile healthcare applications
Tele-health services and tele-health monitoring
Designing and Applying AAL Technologies
Hardware ergonomic design and usability for elderly, handicapped or disabled persons
Software ergonomic design and usability for elderly, handicapped or disabled persons, including issues with usability and advanced interfaces, e.g. voice and gesture activated
Teclmological standards relevant for AAL
Scenarios and Solutions, Laws and Regulations, Individual and Human Rights, Sociological Impacts Of AAL
Best practices and lessons learned in AAL
Business models for AAL solutions
Individual rights and confidentiality of sensible data in AAL
Human rights in AAL
Regulations in Europe and in the USA for AAL
Professions and professional issues for AAL actors
Trials, pilots, and current AAL experiments and projects
Sociological impact of AAL scenarios in communities and individuals
Contributes of AAL solutions to e-inclusion