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Wireless Solutions for Elderly People Assistance

Wireless Solutions for Elderly People Assistance
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Author(s): Alessia D’Andrea (IRPPS-CNR, Italy), Arianna D’Ulizia (IRPPS-CNR, Italy), Fernando Ferri (IRPPS-CNR, Italy) and Patrizia Grifoni (IRPPS-CNR, Italy)
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 14
Source title: Wireless Technologies for Ambient Assisted Living and Healthcare: Systems and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Athina Lazakidou (University of Peloponnese, Greece), Konstantinos Siassiakos (University of Piraeus, Greece) and Konstantinos Ioannou (University of Patras, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-805-0.ch007

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Abstract

Wireless technologies are increasingly acquiring a considerable relevance in the field of Ambient Assisted Living. This contributes to independent living and quality of life for many elderly people by reducing the need of caretakers and personal nursing. In this chapter we provide a classification of existing wireless technologies for Ambient Assisted Living based on the role they can have in the assistance to elderly people. Then, we provide an overview of several intelligent wireless systems applied in the Ambient Assisted Living on considering the different wireless technologies used in each of them.

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