Aging-in-place with the use of ambient intelligence technology: Perspectives of older users

INTRODUCTION: Ambient intelligence technologies are a means to support aging-in-place by monitoring clients in the home. In this study, monitoring is applied for the purpose of raising an alarm in an emergency situation, and thereby, providing an increased sense of safety and security. Apart from these technological solutions, there are numerous environmental interventions in the…

Ambient intelligence in home care in the Netherlands

The largest age group in the Netherlands is aging and when they are in need of home care, there will not be enough people to take care of them in the current healthcare system. One solution could be found in Ambient Intelligence, for it could aid in maintaining independence and postpone the need to enter…

Ethical Assessment in the Design of Ambient Assisted Living

This paper tackles ethical issues that are relevant when designing new technological service systems for assisted living. In this paper we present our preliminary ethical guidelines that are built on six ethical principles that are selected based on the ethical assessment of MINAmI scenarios. The aim of ethical assessment is to create concrete and clear…

Home Care Expert Systems for Ambient Assisted Living: A Multi-Agent Approach

The aging process of the population of the First World countries is increasing interest in solutions to improve the quality of life of elderly or disabled people and their families, providing an economically sustainable form of healthcare. Thus, Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) and Ambient Intelligence (AmI) are moving towards the Artificial Intelligence field to develop…

ICT services for prolonging independent living of the elderly with cognitive impairments – IN LIFE concept

Older people with cognitive impairment need support in their everyday living. IN LIFE, an EC co-funded project, aims to organize large-scale and multi-country pilot applications, by providing interoperable, open, personalised and seamless ICT solutions that support older persons in all key home activities, communication, health maintenance, travel, mobility and socialisation tasks, with novel, scalable and…

ICT towards elderly independent living

Due to current demographic trends and aging, more and more people are living alone and need proper support in their daily activities. An important aspect in overcoming the problems of people living independently is the use of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) technologies. AAL is related to the use of ICT to increase the quality of…

State of the Art on Night Time Care of People with Dementia

This article provides a survey of published literature on technology developed to support people at the early stages of dementia during night time. Studies to date have focused on Assistive Technology that can address monitoring in a sensor-enriched home environment or provide location detection as a safety net. Additionally, studies have promoted therapy (music, reminiscing,…