AALIANCE Ambient Assisted Living Roadmap by Ger van Den Broek, Filippo Cavallo, Christian Wehrmann

By Ger van Den Broek, Filippo Cavallo, Christian Wehrmann

During this e-book a roadmap on Ambient Assisted residing (AAL) is gifted. it really is produced by means of the ecu Ambient Assisted dwelling Innovation Alliance, or AALIANCE undertaking, funded less than the seventh ecu Framework Programme. within the first bankruptcy new constructing developments in AAL are checked out from varied views and boundaries to their implementation are mentioned. this is often via an in depth dialogue of the applying domain names; AAL4persons (chapter 2), AAL@community (chapter 3), AAL@work (chapter four) and a close presentation of the allowing applied sciences - sensing, reasoning, appearing, interplay and conversation - (chapter 5). the ultimate bankruptcy provides the way to manage an AAL method (chapter 6). This ended in a rfile that may be regarded as the expertise roadmap for AAL. IOS Press is a global technology, technical and clinical writer of top of the range books for teachers, scientists, and execs in all fields. a few of the parts we submit in: -Biomedicine -Oncology -Artificial intelligence -Databases and data structures -Maritime engineering -Nanotechnology -Geoengineering -All facets of physics -E-governance -E-commerce -The wisdom financial system -Urban experiences -Arms regulate -Understanding and responding to terrorism -Medical informatics -Computer Sciences

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G. g. pictures of family members or other images, or music). 1. Physical activity Physical activity is important to maintain a healthy life, in such it is important the context of prevention. Currently this is part of healthcare but is considered important as wellness activity. For fitness and sport monitoring of activities in combination with training schedules are available also for the consumer market; examples are Nike in combination with iPod, Polar and Philips Direct Life. g. Direct Life) make use of goal setting and coaching to achieve these goals and maintain motivation.

One in every five AAL for Persons 25 falls among women aged 55 and over results in a fracture or fractures requiring hospital treatment. The most serious accidents involving older people usually happen on the stairs or in the kitchen. The bedroom and the living room are the most common locations for accidents in general. The largest proportion of accidents is falls from stairs or steps, with over 60% of deaths resulting from accidents on stairs. g. falling over a mat or a rug. Although most falls do not result in a serious injury, being unable to get up exposes the faller to the risk of hypothermia and pressure sores.

Some researchers are defining the new concepts of robotic psychology and of robotherapy, which focus on “interactive stimulation robots” (Libin, 2004), and to develop new unified assessment tools like the Person-Robot Complex Interaction Scale (PRCIS). Cognitive and emotional interaction between older people with cognitive deficits and animal-shaped robots, such as the PARO robotic baby seal, is also being investigated at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan (Wada, 2008), as well as at the MIT MediaLab, where the Robotic Life Research Group aims at studying the mechanisms that underlie this human and animal competence and at developing a science of human-robot collaboration through multidisciplinary research.

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