By Sauro Longhi, Pietro Siciliano, Michele Germani, Andrea Monteriù
This ebook offers the refereed lawsuits of the Fourth Italian discussion board on Ambient Assisted dwelling (AAL), held in Ancona, Italy, in October 2013. a variety of matters are coated and new technological advancements are defined that allows you to aid the autonomy and independence of people with distinctive wishes via an leading edge and built-in process, designed to answer the socio-economic demanding situations of an getting older inhabitants. themes addressed comprise: wellbeing and fitness and future health, prevention and rehabilitation and help for care services; lively getting older and its social implications; companies for the frail aged with illnesses and their households; meals; ICT platforms/technologies for the good thing about the aged; domestic automation and keep an eye on applied sciences (autonomy, defense and effort saving); shrewdpermanent towns and shrewdpermanent groups; telemedicine, telerehabilitation, and telecare; mobility, participation and social inclusion; video games and enjoyable for the aged; construction layout; social housing; interface layout and interplay (accessibility, acceptance); social guidelines to motivate and help energetic getting older; enterprise types, industry research and improvement of sustainable financing and enterprise and ethics, privateness and knowledge safeguard. Many experimental validations according to consumer trials and usefulness trying out are offered and mentioned. the information and insights supplied during this booklet might help researchers and others excited by AAL to appreciate appropriate societal tendencies, novel technological advancements and urgent challenges.
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To this aim a Bluetooth interface is used to communicate with an appropriate mobile phone. 20 L. Fanucci et al. The detection system is suspended above the user by means of a special articulated arm attached to the wall; as already mentioned cameras are mounted at a distance of about 40 ÷ 50 cm from the face of the user, allowing a caregiver to operate on him for cleaning or medical activities. Once the system is installed near the user, the service personnel must only apply the markers on the face of the user, place the detection system in the working position, launch the application on the PC and set thresholds through a semi-automatic procedure.