Elder Care Architecture

Abstract

As we observe society in our days, we can see that people live longer; this means that we have an older population. As we know, elder are more likely to have health issues. The special needs presented by elder are gaining a major concern from all of us. Another tendency of our society is the lack of time that people demonstrate and, as a consequence, the lack of time reflects when families can't take care of their own elders. Many solutions are being presented in order to solve this problem. Some of them are taking advantage of the new technology developments in body sensor network area. In this paper we proposed an architecture of a system called elder care. The elder care solution has two primary goals: monitoring vital signs, sending alerts to family and specialized help and provide a social network in order to wrap all elder to avoid social isolation.

DOI: 10.1109/ICSNC.2008.66

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@article{Marcelino2008ElderCA, title={Elder Care Architecture}, author={Isabel Marcelino and Jo{\~a}o Barroso and Jos{\'e} Bulas-Cruz and Ant{\'o}nio Pereira}, journal={2008 Third International Conference on Systems and Networks Communications}, year={2008}, pages={349-354} }