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A Location and Emergency Monitoring System for Elder Care Using ZigBee

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2 Author(s)
Cheonshu Park ; Robot/Cognition Syst. Res. Dept., Electron. & Telecommun. Res. Inst., Daejeon, South Korea ; Jaehong Kim

This paper describes a location and emergency monitoring system, which aims to monitor an emergency situation, activities and location for elder care. The watch-type device detect emergency such as emergency call or fall. The collected data through the ZigBee network is send to a DB server and stored in a DB. A care staff recognizes an emergency message via SMS or monitoring interface. At the same time, robot moves to an emergency location and sends video stream to a caregiver using tele-presence. A caregiver copes with an emergency. This system was tested in a retirement village.

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Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN), 2011 Seventh International Conference on

Date of Conference:

16-18 Dec. 2011