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HomeADL for adaptive ADL monitoring within smart homes

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4 Author(s)
Xin Hong ; Computer Science Research Institute, University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland ; Nugent, C.D. ; Finlay, D.D. ; Mulvenna, M.

In this paper we present homeADL: a representation standard for an inference hierarchy of activities of daily living which may be monitored in a sensor equipped smart home. The approach allows a free exchange of ADL monitoring structures between different communities who share the same concern of providing high quality healthcare to the elderly. Its ability of matching different ADL protocols enables a mapping between an ADL protocol to a suitable smart home which makes an effective management of smart homes within a community hence, not only being able to satisfy an individual's healthcare requirements but also efficiently using monitoring resources at hand.

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2008. EMBS 2008. 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE

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20-25 Aug. 2008