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    February 15th 2015
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Description

Written for students, practitioners and users of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), this comprehensive reference covers methods, concepts, systems, devices, and services that provide unobtrusive support for the daily needs of an assisted person. The reference also provides extensive coverage of applications, software, and information management for AAL, as well as coverage of the latest hardware and software for ergonomic design pertaining to AAL. A key concept covered within the reference is ambient intelligence, which refers to electronic environments that are sensitive and responsive to the presence of people. References are provided at the end of each chapter for additional study.

Contents

ENABLING AND BASE TECHNOLOGIES FOR AAL

Body and environment data collection devices and methodologies

Algorithms for bio-environmental data, including critical life support algorithms

Data transmission in MANETs, SANETs, LANs and WANs, including confidentiality and trustworthiness of data and of data repositories and operators

Issues on hardware design for AAL devices, including sensors, actuators, robots and communication devices that are energy aware and/or self powered and/or self-managed

Mobility and multi-homing data transmission protocols

Actuators and robotics in AAL scenarios

Advanced interfaces for AAL

Requirements for data transmission in AAL solutions in current and future Internet

APPLICATIONS, SOFTWARE AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT FOR AAL

Issues on development of applications and services for AAL

Information frameworks for AAL including safety, security and trustworthiness of data structures, for several environments, including hospitals and nursing homes

Cloud and grid computing for AAL

Development frameworks and platforms for AAL

Entertainment, leisure, education, safety and security frameworks for AAL

Pervasive and mobile healthcare applications

Tele-health services and tele-health monitoring

DESIGNING AND APPLYING AAL TECHNOLOGIES

Hardware ergonomic design and usability for elderly, handicapped or disabled persons

Software ergonomic design and usability for elderly, handicapped or disabled persons, including issues with usability and advanced interfaces, e.g. voice and gesture activated

Teclmological standards relevant for AAL

SCENARIOS AND SOLUTIONS, LAWS AND REGULATIONS, INDIVIDUAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS, SOCIOLOGICAL IMPACTS OF AAL

Best practices and lessons learned in AAL

Business models for AAL solutions

Individual rights and confidentiality of sensible data in AAL

Human rights in AAL

Regulations in Europe and in the USA for AAL

Professions and professional issues for AAL actors

Trials, pilots, and current AAL experiments and projects

Sociological impact of AAL scenarios in communities and individuals

Contributes of AAL solutions to e-inclusion

Author Bio

Nuno M. Garcia is a Professor at the School of Communication, Arts and Information Technologies of the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies in Lisbon, Portugal. He is also an Invited Professor at the University of Beira Interior in Covilha, Portugal. He holds a PhD degree from the University of Beira Interior. He is currently Head of Research of PLUX Biosensor Engineering Lda, and researcher in the Research Centre for Communication, Arts and New Technologies, and in the Institute of Telecommunications.

Joel Jose P. C. Rodrigues is a Professor at the Department of Informatics of the University of Beira Interior and researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Portugal. He received a PhD degree in Informatics Engineering, an MSc degree from the University of Beira Interior and a B.S. degree (licentiate) in Informatics Engineering from University of Coimbra in Portugal. His main research interests include eHealth, sensor networks, vehicular delay-tolerant networks, high-speed networks, and mobile and ubiquitous computing.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Christian Elias is currently the president of the executive board of Fraunhofer Portugal (FhP) and the director of the Fraunhofer research center for Assistive Information and Communication Solutions' (FhP-AICOS) in Porto.

Name: Ambient Assisted Living (Hardback)CRC Press 
Description: By Nuno M. Garcia, Joel Jose P.C. Rodrigues, Dirk Christian Elias, Miguel Sales Dias. Written for students, practitioners and users of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), this comprehensive reference covers methods, concepts, systems, devices, and services that provide unobtrusive support for the daily needs of an assisted person. The...
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