PAS: A wireless-enabled, sensor-integrated personal assistance system for independent and assisted living

Jennifer C. Hou, Qixin Wang, Bedoor K. Alshebli, Linda Ball, Stanley Birge, Marco Caccamo, Chin Fei Cheah, Eric Gilbert, Carl A. Gunter, Elsa Gunter, Chang Gun Lee, Karrie Karahalios, Min Young Nam, Narasimhan Nitya, Chaudhri Rohit, Lui Sha, Wook Shin, Sammy Yu, Yang Yu, Zheng Zeng

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Abstract

Advances in networking, sensors, and embedded devices have made it feasible to monitor and provide medical and other assistance to people in their homes. Aging populations will benefit from reduced costs and improved health-care through assisted living based on these technologies. However, these systems challenge current state-of-the-art techniques for usability, reliability, and security. In this paper we present the PAS open architecture for assisted living, which allows independently developed third party components to collaborate. We discuss key technological issues in assisted living systems, such as tracking, fall detection, security and privacy; and results from our pilot study in a real assisted living facility are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2007 Joint Workshop on High Confidence Medical Devices, Software, and Systems and Medical Device Plug-and-Play Interoperability, HCMDSS/MDPnP 2007
Pages64-75
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 Joint Workshop on High Confidence Medical Devices, Software, and Systems and Medical Device Plug-and-Play Interoperability, HCMDSS/MDPnP 2007 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2007Jun 27 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2007 Joint Workshop on High Confidence Medical Devices, Software, and Systems and Medical Device Plug-and-Play Interoperability, HCMDSS/MDPnP 2007

Other

Other2007 Joint Workshop on High Confidence Medical Devices, Software, and Systems and Medical Device Plug-and-Play Interoperability, HCMDSS/MDPnP 2007
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period6/25/076/27/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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