A Survey on Ambient Intelligence in Healthcare

Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is a new paradigm in information technology aimed at empowering people's capabilities by means of digital environments that are sensitive, adaptive, and responsive to human needs, habits, gestures, and emotions. This futuristic vision of daily environment will enable innovative human-machine interactions characterized by pervasive, unobtrusive, and anticipatory communications. Such innovative interaction paradigms…

Enhancing Health Care Delivery through Ambient Intelligence Applications

This paper presents the implementation of a smart environment that employs Ambient Intelligence technologies in order to augment a typical hospital room with smart features that assist both patients and medical staff. In this environment, various wireless and wired sensor technologies have been integrated, allowing the patient to control the environment and interact with the…

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 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…

OutCare: Supporting Dementia Patients in Outdoor Scenarios

Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is a profound vision of computing power that is invisibly embedded into the fabric of everyday life. It is accessible through intelligent interfaces which are so natural that they can be used unconsciously. The increasing maturity, performance and miniaturization of processors, networking technologies and wireless sensor networks enables a move towards pervasive…