Designing Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) environment

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Dr. Dobrowiecki Tadeusz Pawel
Department of Measurement and Information Systems

The subject of this paper is an intelligent home system, which can help elderly or sick people maintain their quality of life and ability to live alone, while they can remain at home. Based on the technical literature, I analyse the different aspects of the problem, among other things, the technological possibilitites, moral and ethical issues, and the conditions of making the system suitable for the most people.

I present the results of a case study applied to the apartment of and elder woman, including her lifestyle, apartment settings, and the most important problems, witch could be solved with an intelligent system installed in her home. According to the analysis, I propose the architecture of a system, with the main goal of maximal flexibility, so it could be used in various apartments for different purposes.

I implemented a small part of the system, and documented it in detail, then I demonstrated its operation in a test lab environment. The results of the test matched the expectations, but a lot more work needs to be done before the system can be deployed in a real life environment, and it is also necessary to survey in more depth the claims and the peculiarities of other case studies.


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