The Independent LifeStyle Assistant (ILSA): Lessons LearnedBy Haigh, Karen Zita, PhD; Kiff, Liana M.; Ho, Geoffrey, PhD; Assistive Technology, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 87-106
Publication Date: Spring 2006
Paper discusses the prototype Independent LifeStyle Assistant (ILSA), which is an agent-based monitoring and support system designed to allow older people to live longer in their homes by reducing caregiver burden. The ISLA system utilizes decision-making capabilities that can be integrated with sensors, medical devices, and intelligent appliances. The system incorporates sensor inputs, a model of the home, and information about the occupant’s needs, habits, and preferences in order to communicate with healthcare workers and family, and monitor clients’ health status. The ILSA also provides remote monitoring of medication usage. The authors discuss research that led to the ultimate abandonment of the ILSA as an agent-based system despite the significant achievements yielded by the project.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J50679