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By Nuno M. Garcia, Joel Jose P.C. Rodrigues

Addresses an rising Shift in constructing Countries

The authors and members of Ambient Assisted dwelling have famous that the demographic profile is altering in lots of constructing international locations and feature factored in an inversion of the demographic pyramid. The expertise of ambient assisted residing (AAL), helps the aged and disabled of their day-by-day exercises to permit for secure and autonomous residing for so long as attainable. devoted to ambient intelligence―electronic environments which are delicate and conscious of the presence of people―Ambient Assisted dwelling highlights the applied sciences that heart at the wishes of those precise curiosity teams, comparable to the aged or individuals with disabilities.

Beneficial to scholars, practitioners, and clients of ambient assisted residing (AAL), this article compiles scattered info at the topic, outlines crucial and demanding paintings in comparable literature, and covers the most recent and software program for ergonomic layout referring to AAL. From inception to implementation, the textual content assesses what has been produced and researched to this point and appears for developments and clues for the long run. It stories literature on AAL released seeing that 2007 and describes the most gains and parts of goods or platforms that interlink and increase new or latest applied sciences and structures.

This textual content:

  • Provides broad insurance of the purposes, software program, and data administration for AAL
  • Contains an outline of the suggestions concerning AAL
  • Includes a entire evaluate of the cutting-edge on pervasive and cellular healthiness (m-health) applications
  • Describes a collection of tasks and paintings with clinical relevance in AAL
  • Introduces a framework fascinated with the tracking and tips of aged folks residing alone
  • Discusses a potential examine on technological structures for individuals with cognitive disabilities

Ambient Assisted Living

highlights applied sciences that adapt to the consumer instead of the consumer adapting to the expertise. this article proposes applied sciences which may allow assisted people to reside independently for longer and decrease the necessity for long term care.

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Another example is the use of a social robot as a majordomo interface between users and smart environments, focusing on the need for the robot to plan its behavior by taking into account factors that are relevant in public environments in which the robot has a social role (De Carolis and Cozzolongo 2007). New Technologies This subclass refers to specialized components and features that are necessary for the development of AAL systems. Intelligent environments employ electronics unobtrusively integrated with the ambient to predict and to respond to the needs of people, enhancing many aspects of everyday life.

Many protocols already exist in the area of system orientation. In general, the AAL architecture components can be divided into three macrolayers: the device compliant layer, the middleware layer, and the system layer: (1) the compliant device layer allows algorithms to access the different devices (such as sensors and actuators) by a single interface that abstracts from proprietary properties of the device wherever possible; (2) the middleware layer contains the functionality that is needed to facilitate the operation of the networked environment; and (3) the system layer allows the combination of different middleware systems to build domain-specific systems.

The search was performed on the 23rd of February 2011 and included all references published since 1st January 2007. This data limit, which was established as 2007, was the year the Joint Programme Ambient Assisted Living from the European Union was proposed (European Union 2007). Study Selection To be included in this review, studies must have defined innovative concepts or characterized innovative technologies, products, or systems, with the aim of enabling people with specific demands to live longer in their natural environment.

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