Smart care spaces: Pervasive sensing technologies for at-home care

Thomas, A.M. and Moore, P. and Evans, C. and Shah, H. and Sharma, M. and Mount, S. and Xhafa, F. and Pham, H.V. and Barolli, L. and Patel, A. and Wilcox, A.J. and Chapman, C. and Chima, P. (2014) Smart care spaces: Pervasive sensing technologies for at-home care. International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 16 (4). pp. 268-282. ISSN 17438225 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Society is experiencing an ageing demographic, coupled with increasingly prevalent Alzheimer and Dementia conditions, expected to cause explosive increases in healthcare costs. There is a need to develop pervasive technologies that allow monitoring of patients at home, where medically permissible, to reduce pressures on formal healthcare spaces. Those 'smart care spaces' require use of sensors and intelligent computer systems to support the needs of the cared-for, carers and medical personnel. In so doing they can ensure quality-of-life through comfort and adequate medical-monitoring, as well as providing significant data for ongoing medical evaluation and diagnosis. This requires two main elements of sensing: sensors to monitor the care environment and patient-mounted sensors to monitor physiological parameters. Therefore, this paper considers technological options available for such monitoring and provides examples of their use. It will be concluded that cost-effective solutions are available for development of smart care space monitoring. © 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ad hoc, Aging, Care, Dementia, E-health, Sensors, Smart care spaces, Ubiquitous, Sensors, Ad hoc, Care, Dementia, Ehealth, Smart care spaces, Ubiquitous, Aging of materials
Subjects: G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA11: Computer Science and Informatics
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology > Cloud Computing
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology > Cyber Security
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2016 14:45
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 14:45
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2022

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