Introduction to enhanced living environments

Introduction to enhanced living environments

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This chapter introduces the ambient assisted living (AAL) and enhanced living environments (ELEs) platforms in their different aspects. With the integration of the information and communications technologies (ICT), cloud, fog, dew, and smart dust computing, microelectronics, sensor networks and many other pervasive devices, the use of ambient intelligence aims to construct a safe environment. There is a missing interaction of multiple stakeholders needing to collaborate for ELE supporting a multitude of AAL services. There are also barriers to innovation in the markets concerned, the governments and healthcare sector that do not still take place at a relevant scale. Many fundamental issues in ELE remain open. Most of the current efforts still do not fully express the power of human beings and the importance of social connections; societal activities are less noticed as well. This book constitutes an advanced research in the area of ELEs starting from end-users and platform definition and ending with service personalisation and implementation.

Chapter Contents:

  • Abstract
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 An overview of healthcare systems
  • 1.3 Ambient assisted living and enhanced living environments
  • 1.4 Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Biographies

Inspec keywords: assisted living; ambient intelligence

Other keywords: information and communications technologies; enhanced living environments; microelectronics; ambient intelligence; service personalisation; cloud computing; smart dust computing; ambient assisted living; dew computing; healthcare sector; ELEs platforms; ICT; AAL services; fog computing; sensor networks

Subjects: Biology and medical computing

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