Hamdi Aloulou

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BACKGROUND With an ever-growing ageing population, dementia is fast becoming the chronic disease of the 21st century. Elderly people affected with dementia progressively lose their autonomy as they encounter problems in their Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Hence, they need supervision and assistance from their family members or professional caregivers,(More)
Our research was motivated by the growing aging population worldwide and the need to concentrate research efforts on a specific target group; it focuses on elderly persons with physical and cognitive deficiencies. The primary goal is to enable persons with mild dementia to maximize their physical and mental functions through assistive technologies in order(More)
Robust solutions for ambient assisted living are numerous, yet predominantly specific in their scope of usability. In this paper, we describe the potential contribution of semantic web technologies to building more versatile solutions — a step towards adaptable context-aware engines and simplified deployments. Our conception and deployment work in(More)
A Rapid deployment solution, which enables to discover surrounding context and construct the semantic knowledge, is a major enabler for large scale deployment of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)<sup>1</sup> solutions in aging people environments. Therefore, we built UbiSMART framework, an AAL ontology/web solution based on a shared cloud-based semantic(More)
On account of chronic neurocognitive disorders, many people progressively lose their autonomy and become more dependent on others, finally reaching the stage when they need round-the-clock care from caregivers. Over time, as patients' needs increase with the evolution of their diseases, caregivers experience increasing levels of stress and burden.(More)