Dany Fortin-Simard

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The smart home paradigm is a promising new trend of research aiming to propose an alternative to postpone the institutionalization of cognitively-impaired silver-aged people. These habitats are intended to provide security, guidance and direct support services to its resident. To be able to fulfill this important mission, a smart home system first has to(More)
The number of seniors and other people needing daily assistance continues to increase, but the current human resources available to achieve this in the coming years will certainly be insufficient. To remedy this situation, smart habitats have emerged as an innovative avenue for supporting needs of daily assistance. Smart homes aim to provide cognitive(More)
Modern societies are facing an important ageing of their population leading to arising economical and sociological challenges such as the pressure on health support services for semi-autonomous persons. Smart home technology is considered by many researchers as a promising potential solution to help supporting the needs of elders. It aims to provide(More)
Modern societies are facing an important aging of their population, leading to rising economic and social challenges such as the pressure on health support services for semi-autonomous persons. Smart home technology is considered by many researchers as a promising potential solution to help support the needs of elders. It aims to provide cognitive(More)
The rapid adoption of wireless technologies has increased the interest of many laboratories about the field of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) or the Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology which has emerged as a winning combination for the implementation of an advanced assistance system within smart environments. To fulfill the important mission of(More)
This paper presents a novel unsupervised spatial data mining model especially adapted for activity recognition inside a smart home. The goal of our research is to have a scalable, simple to implement model that could enable to recognize the resident's Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Our algorithm exploits ubiquitous sensors and passive RFID technology to(More)
Smart habitats are considered by many researchers as a promising potential solution to help supporting the needs of elders. It aims to provide cognitive assistance by taking decisions, such as giving hints, suggestions and reminders to a resident in order to increase their autonomy. Smart homes can be seen as a huge data warehouse on the person's lifestyle.(More)