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ThinkMind // International Journal On Advances in Life Sciences, volume 2, numbers 1 and 2, 2010 // View article lifsci_v2_n12_2010_5


Elder Care Architecture – a physical and social approach

Authors:
Isabel Marcelino
Jõao Barroso
José Bulas Cruz
António Pereira

Keywords: health monitoring; wireless sensors networks; body area network.

Abstract:
As we observe society in our days, we can see that people live longer; this means that we have an older population, more likely to have health issues. The special needs presented by the elderly are becoming a major concern for all of us, along with the lack of time demonstrated by society as a whole and, as a consequence, the lack of time is seen when families are not able to take care of their own elders. Many solutions are being presented in order to solve this problem. Some of them are taking advantage of the new technological developments in the body sensor networks area. In this paper we propose the architecture of a system called Elder Care. The Elder Care solution has two primary goals: monitoring vital signs, sending alerts to family and to specialized help and providing a social network in order to help end the elderly’s social isolation.

Pages: 53 to 62

Copyright: Copyright (c) to authors, 2010. Used with permission.

Publication date: September 5, 2010

Published in: journal

ISSN: 1942-2660

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