Ambient Assisted Living

Italian Forum 2013

Editors: Longhi, S., Siciliano, P., Germani, M., Monteriu, A. (Eds.)

  • Discusses both the technical and the social aspects of ambient assisted living
  • Considers current societal trends, novel technological developments and pressing challenges
  • Presents many experimental validations based on user trials and usability testing
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About this book

This book presents the refereed proceedings of the Fourth Italian Forum on Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), held in Ancona, Italy, in October 2013. A wide range of issues are covered and new technological developments are described which will support the autonomy and independence of individuals with special needs through an innovative and integrated approach, designed to respond to the socio-economic challenges of an aging population. Topics addressed include: health and well-being, prevention and rehabilitation and support for care providers; active aging and its social implications; services for the frail elderly with health problems and their families; nutrition; ICT platforms/technologies for the benefit of the elderly; home automation and control technologies (autonomy, safety and energy saving); smart cities and smart communities; telemedicine, telerehabilitation, and telecare; mobility, participation and social inclusion; games and fun for the elderly; building design; social housing; interface design and interaction (accessibility, acceptance); social policies to encourage and support active aging; business models, market analysis and development of sustainable financing and business and ethics, privacy and data protection. Many experimental validations based on user trials and usability testing are presented and discussed. The knowledge and insights provided in this book will help researchers and others involved in AAL to understand relevant societal trends, novel technological developments and pressing challenges.

About the authors

Sauro Longhi is Full Professor of Automation Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Marche and Director of the Information Engineering Department. His main research interests are the model based control, fault diagnosis , unmanned systems and renewable energy. He published more than 300 papers on international journal and conferences. He was the CEO of a spin-off company focused on green energy.

Pietro Siciliano is currently director of Research at the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems (IMM-CNR) at CNR, where he has been working from many years in the field of Sensors, MEMS, Microsystems, being in charge of the Sensors and Microsystems group. He is member of the Steering Committee of AISEM, the Italian Association on Sensors and Microsystems. He is author of about 250 scientific papers.

Table of contents (39 chapters)

  • A Low-Cost Sensor for Real-Time Monitoring of Indoor Thermal Comfort for Ambient Assisted Living

    Revel, Gian Marco (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • A Novel Device for Contactless Detection of Small Body Movements Dedicated to People with Severe Mobility Impairments

    Fanucci, L. (et al.)

    Pages 13-21

  • Improved UWB Radar Signal Processing for the Extraction of Vital Parameters

    Pelliccioni, Giovanni (et al.)

    Pages 23-32

  • Near Field Communication Technology for AAL

    di Credico, Valeria (et al.)

    Pages 33-42

  • Remote Measurement of the Respiration by Electromagnetic Sensing

    Scalise, Lorenzo (et al.)

    Pages 43-50

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Hardcover $199.00
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Softcover $199.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ambient Assisted Living
Book Subtitle
Italian Forum 2013
Editors
  • Sauro Longhi
  • Pietro Siciliano
  • Michele Germani
  • Andrea Monteriu
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01119-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01119-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01118-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34607-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 397
Number of Illustrations and Tables
140 b/w illustrations
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