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Show simple item record Foko, Thato E Dlodlo, N Montsi, L 2013-10-30T06:56:37Z 2013-10-30T06:56:37Z 2013-08
dc.identifier.citation Foko, T.E., Dlodo, N. and Montsi, L. 2013. An integrated smart system for ambient-assisted living. In: ruSMART 2013: The 6th conference on Internet of Things and Smart Spaces, St. Petersburg, Russia, 28 - 30 August 2013 en_US
dc.description ruSMART 2013: The 6th conference on Internet of Things and Smart Spaces, St. Petersburg, Russia, 28 - 30 August 2013. Published by Springer en_US
dc.description.abstract Ambient-assisted living (AAL) is an initiative to extend the time the elderly can live in their home environment by increasing their autonomy and assisting them carry out their daily activities. AAL systems exploit information and communication technologies (ICT) in the assistance to carry out daily activities, health and activity monitoring, enhancing safety and security and getting access to social, medical and emergency systems. These ICTs are in the form of smart systems, which are physical objects that are augmented with sensing, processing and network capabilities, enabling them not only to intercommunicate with one another, but also to exchange information with people and react to their environment. This paper is on a low-cost technology customised to the South African environment to support ambient assisted living. The technology takes advantage of South Africa’s digitalisation programme to provide broadband access in the support of AAL. Digital television as a gateway to internet access, wireless mesh networks for communication, motes for machine to machine communication and smart phones are the technologies supported in this architecture. A survey of AAL technologies was conducted and features of these systems that would be useful in defining our architecture identified. These features contribute to the development of an architecture for AAL. This research feeds into extending the body of knowledge on AAL technologies. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;10950
dc.subject Smart systems en_US
dc.subject Ambient-assisted living en_US
dc.subject AAL en_US
dc.subject Intelligent environment en_US
dc.subject Emergency case prediction en_US
dc.subject Wireless mesh networks en_US
dc.title An integrated smart system for ambient-assisted living en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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