Abstract

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 hospital facilities while a clinically oriented interface allows for vital sign monitoring. The developed applications are presented both from a patient’s and a doctor’s perspective, offering different services depending on the user’s role. The results of the evaluation process illustrate the need for such a service, leading to important conclusions about the usefulness and crucial role of AmI in health care.


Type

Journal Article

Volume

12

Date

2012-08-24

Creators

Kartakis, Sokratis (Author)
Sakkalis, Vangelis (Author)
Tourlakis, Panagiotis (Author)
Zacharioudakis, Georgios (Author)
Stephanidis, Constantine (Author)

Issue

9

DOI
10.3390/s120911435


Professional Fields