Proposed wireless Sensor Network for Monitoring sleeping disorders of elderly people

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A smart home is a residence that incorporates sensors and devices to monitor the environment and provide data with the goal of improve the quality of life and residents’ safety.
The word ‘smart’ involves that “Smart Homes” have the competence “to respond ‘intelligently” by expecting, forecasting and taking decisions with signs of self-sufficiency.

Monitoring Technologies and Remote Assistance allow keeping track the daily activities of elderly people to avoid the intensification of persistent diseases that increases with age.

A network of wireless sensors is suggested to keep under systematic review an older adult who lives in his typical home or at a home care and observe the events during their sleeping time.

Research Questions

  • What are the requirements?
  • What does the architecture of the proposed system look like?
  • How can the system be calibrated and adapted to the end user's home situation?
  • How can the information from the sensors be translated into a behavioural pettern?
  • How can the behavioural patterns be classified?
  • How can patients suffering from mental illness be monitored during their sleeping time using different sensors and how can practical nurses be alarmed if the patient behaves abnormally?


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