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The Role Of Intelligent Habitats In Upholding Elders In Residence

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO030491

Volume

6

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

495.52 kb

Author(s)

H. Pigot, B Lefebvre, J. Meunier, B.Kerhervé, A. Mayers & S. Giroux

Abstract

The role of intelligent habitats in upholding elders in residence H. pigot', B. ~efebvre~, J-G. ~ e u n i e r ~ , B. ~ e r h e r v i ~ , A. ~ a ~ e r s ' & S. ~ i r o u x ' I Dkpartement de mathkmatiques et d'informatique, Universite' de Sherbrooke, Canada 2 De'partement d'informatique, Universite' du Q&bec a Montre'al, Canada Abstract The intelligent habitat is made of fixed components (movements detectors and intelligent electric household appliances) and small mobile processors worn by the elder. Fixed and mobile components communicate to assist the elder in performing his tasks and to intervene in case of risk. The system has two types of features: those carried out inside the residence (information acquisition, cognitive help like sound or visual cues when everyday life activity is carried out in an incomplete or dangerous way) and those reporting to the relatives and the external care network major risk events or evolution of the elder health state. The system intervention with the elder

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