Partnerships With Industry: Development of an Intelligent Home Automation SystemBy Justiss, M.D.; Mann, W.C.; Dasler, S.; Richardson, R.; RESNA 26th International Annual Conference 2003,
Publication Date: 2003
Paper discusses the development of the Independent LifeStyle Assistant (ILSA), which is an intelligent home automation system designed to enable people who are older and who have disabilities to live and function safely at home. The ISLA prototype includes situation awareness and decision-making capabilities that can be integrated with a diverse set of sensors, medical devices, and intelligent appliances. The system utilizes the sensor inputs, a model of the home, and information about the occupant’s needs, habits, and preferences to monitor health status and communicate with healthcare workers and family, and to provide remote monitoring of medication use. The ILSA was under development by Honeywell International, and was being tested in a collaborative research effort with the University of Florida Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for Successful Aging at the time the article was written. The authors contend that the ISLA will be valued by users and their caregivers, and expect that the system will have a positive impact on their overall health, functional, and psychological status.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)