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The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence
An advanced look at smart technology to promote the independence of the elderly and disabled. Ongoing research and advancements in technology are essential for the continuing independence of elderlyExpand
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Deployment of assistive living technology in a nursing home environment: methods and lessons learned
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The aim of this paper is to present the approach we have adopted to develop and deploy a system for ambient assistive living in an operating nursing home, and evaluate its performance and usability in real conditions. Expand
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Continuous and unconstrained vital signs monitoring with ballistocardiogram sensors in headrest position
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We introduce an improved technique for measuring heart rate from noisy ballistocardiogram signals acquired from 50 human volunteers in a sitting position using a massage chair. Expand
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HYCARE: A Hybrid Context-Aware Reminding Framework for Elders with Mild Dementia
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In this paper, we present a hybrid context-aware reminding framework intended to help elders with mild dementia improve their level of independence and quality of life. Expand
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Trust-based authentication scheme with user rating for low-resource devices in smart environments
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In smart environments, pervasive computing contributes in improving daily life activities for dependent people by providing personalized services. Expand
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Uncertainty handling in semantic reasoning for accurate context understanding
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In this paper, we focus on handling uncertainty in sensor-based context aware applications and we propose a method for the measurement of uncertainty based on both physical and operational behaviors of the sensors. Expand
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Nonintrusive Vital Signs Monitoring for Sleep Apnea Patients: A Preliminary Study
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We evaluated the capacity of the microbend fiber optic sensor to monitor heart rate and respiration in a nonintrusive manner in a clinical setting during a drug-induced sleep endoscopy. Expand
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Formal Analysis of Pervasive Computing Systems
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Pervasive computing systems are heterogenous and complex as they usually involve human activities, various sensors and actuators as well as middleware for system controlling. Expand
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Designing judicious interactions for cognitive assistance: the acts of assistance approach
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The completion of complex activities of daily living (ADL) like meal preparation is a key concept for achieving autonomous living. Expand
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Disability centered approach in smart space management
The recent convergence of ubiquitous computing and context-aware computing has seen a considerable rise in interest in applications that exploit aspects of the contextual environment to enhanceExpand
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