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Trial & experimentation of a smart home monitoring system for elderly

conference contribution
posted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by Anuroop GaddamAnuroop Gaddam, S C Mukhopadhyay, G S Gupta
Smart home monitoring target to improve comfort, quality of life, and safety by monitoring mobility and physiological parameters using wireless sensors. The wireless sensors in a network are capable of performing various tasks and sense many types of information for different applications. This technology has ample potential to change the way we live and work. It has been observed that the population of the elderly people is in a steady raise throughout the world. And the elderly wish to live in their own home as long as possible, however if they prefer to live alone they do however require constant monitoring, so that medical help can be provided immediately in times of dire needs. Surely with the help of wireless sensors based home monitoring there is a better way for these people to resolve this problem. This paper will focus on the characteristics of the sensors for this type of application. Performance of the smart home monitoring system, zigbee radio frequency (RF) communication has been tested. Instead of using huge number of sensor to monitor smart home, an approach of deploying a few but highly accurate numbers of inexpensive smart sensors will be discussed. Also the requirement of the sensor for making a smart sensor network will be reviewed. A typical in-house developed system for home monitoring for elder-care application will be presented.



IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society. Conference (28th : 2011 : Binjiang, China)


IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Conference


1 - 6


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


Binjiang, China

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Piscataway, N.J.

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Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

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2011, IEEE



Title of proceedings

I2MTC 2011 : Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference