Ambient Assisted Living, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642379885
  • ISBN-13: 9783642379888
  • DDC: 681.761
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 356 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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In this book, leading authors in the field discuss development of Ambient Assisted Living. The contributions have been chosen and invited at the 6th AAL congress, Berlin. It presents new technological developments which support the autonomy and independence of individuals with special needs. As the technological innovation raises also social issues, the book addresses micro and macro economical aspects of assistive systems and puts  an additional emphasis  on the ethical and legal discussion. The presentation is supported by real world examples and applications.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Program Committee AAL-Kongress 2013.
Reviewing Committee (Technical Research Papers).
1: Smart Homes.
2: Functional Assessment in Elderlies’ Homes: Early Results from a Field Trial.
3: LsW: Networked Home Automation in Living Environments.
4: Guiding Light for the Mobility Support of Seniors.
5: Vibroacoustic Monitoring: Techniques for Human Gait Analysis in Smart Homes.
6: Activities of Daily Living.
7: Unobtrusive Respiratory Rate Detection Within Homecare Scenarios.
8: Context-Enriched Personal Health Monitoring.
9: Mneme: Telemonitoring for Medical Treatment-Support in Dementia.
10: PASSAge: Personalized Mobility, Assistance and Service Systems in an Ageing Society.
11: Telemonitoring.
12: Facial Movement Dysfunctions: Conceptual Design of a Therapy-Accompanying Training System.
13: Detecting Activities of Daily Living with Smart Meters.
14: A Personalized and Context-Aware Mobile Assistance System for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation.
15: GlobalSensing: A Supervised Outdoor- Training in Cardiological Secondary Prevention.
16: AAL Platforms.
17: Representation of Integration Profiles Using an Ontology.
18: Methods and Tools for Ontology-Based Configuration Processes of AAL Environments.
19: The Robot ALIAS as a Database for Health Monitoring for Elderly People.
20: Interaction.
21: Visual and Haptic Perception of Surface Materials for Direct Skin Contact in Human–Machine Interaction.
22: Human-Robot Interaction: Testing Distances that Humans will Accept Between Themselves and a Robot Approaching at Different Speeds.
23: Display of Emotions with the Robotic Platform ALIAS.
24: Robotics.
25: Housing Enabling: Detection of Imminent Risk Areas in Domestic Environments Using Mobile Service Robots.
26: Mobile Video Phone Communication Carried by a NAO Robot.
27: The Robot ALIAS as a Gaming Platform for Elderly Persons.
28: Community Conclusions.
29: Can the Market Breakthrough in AAL be Achieved by a Large Scale Pilot?.