Aware Home Understanding Life ActivitiesBy Matsuoka, Katsumori; ICOST 2004, 2nd International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics: Toward a Human-Friendly Assistive Environment, Vol. 14, pp. 186-193
Publication Date: 2004
Paper discusses home monitoring technology developed in Japan to monitor the safety of older adults living independently at home. An experimental house called the Smart House Osaka was developed using an expansive sensor network system, as 167 sensors were installed in a house. Each person wore a radio frequency identification device, while infrared light sensors were used to monitor body movements. The sensors are able to detect body postures, including standing, sitting, walking, lying down, and falling. The research was conducted by the Living Informatics Group of the Institute for Human Science and Biomedical Engineering at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Osaka, Japan.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number R08566