Human Monitoring, Smart Health and Assisted Living
Techniques and technologies
Interest in Information and Communication Technologies for human monitoring, smart health and assisted living is growing due to the significant impact that these technologies are expected to have on improving the quality of life of ageing populations around the world. This book brings together chapters written by a range of researchers working in these topics, providing an overview of the areas and covering current research, developments and applications for a readership of researchers and research-led engineering practitioners. It discusses the promises and the possible advantages of these technologies, and also indicates the challenges for the future.
Topics covered include: personal monitoring and health data acquisition in smart homes; contactless monitoring of respiratory activity; technology-based assistance of people with dementia; wearable sensors for gesture analysis; design and prototyping of home automation systems for the monitoring of elderly people; multi-sensor platform for circadian rhythm analysis; smart multi-sensor solutions for activity detection; human monitoring based on heterogeneous sensor networks; mobile health for vital signs and gait monitoring systems; and smartphone-based blood pressure monitoring for falls risk assessment.
About the Editors
Dr. Sauro Longhi is Full Professor at the Department of Information Engineering, Polytechnical University of Marche, Italy. He has published more than 350 papers in international journals and conferences, is editor of three international journals in the field of robotics and control systems, and is co-editor of a book on ambient assisted living.
Dr. Andrea Monteriù is Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Engineering, Polytechnical University of Marche, Italy. He has published more than 90 papers in international journals and conferences, and is the author/co-editor of three books in assistive technologies.
Dr. Alessandro Freddi is Assistant Professor at Università degli Studi eCampus, Como, Italy, where he teaches "Instrumentation for Automation", and is member of the SMART Engineering Solutions & Technologies (SMARTEST) research centre. He published more than 50 papers in international journals and conferences.
Sauro Longhi, Andrea Monteriù, Alessandro Freddi