Ambient Assisted Living: Italian Forum 2013 by Sauro Longhi, Pietro Siciliano, Michele Germani, Andrea

By Sauro Longhi, Pietro Siciliano, Michele Germani, Andrea Monteriù

This publication provides the refereed complaints of the Fourth Italian discussion board on Ambient Assisted dwelling (AAL), held in Ancona, Italy, in October 2013. a variety of matters are lined and new technological advancements are defined as a way to aid the autonomy and independence of people with specified wishes via an cutting edge and built-in process, designed to reply to the socio-economic demanding situations of an getting older inhabitants. issues addressed contain: well-being and healthiness, prevention and rehabilitation and aid for care services; energetic getting older and its social implications; companies for the frail aged with illnesses and their households; food; ICT platforms/technologies for the advantage of the aged; domestic automation and regulate applied sciences (autonomy, security and effort saving); shrewdpermanent towns and shrewdpermanent groups; telemedicine, telerehabilitation, and telecare; mobility, participation and social inclusion; video games and enjoyable for the aged; construction layout; social housing; interface layout and interplay (accessibility, acceptance); social regulations to motivate and help lively getting older; enterprise versions, industry research and improvement of sustainable financing and enterprise and ethics, privateness and information security. Many experimental validations in line with consumer trials and usefulness trying out are awarded and mentioned. the information and insights supplied during this e-book may also help researchers and others desirous about AAL to appreciate correct societal developments, novel technological advancements and urgent challenges.

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Pelliccioni · S. Spinsante (B) · E. it G. it E. it S. Longhi et al. 1007/978-3-319-01119-6_3, © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014 23 24 G. Pelliccioni et al. cables to the patient, thus also eliminating the risk of unintentional disconnection of the monitoring device [7]. On the other hand, there are some situations in which a contactless monitoring is the only possible solution, such as in the case of patients who have sustained severe burns, for whom it is essential to avoid any contact with the burnt skin [3].

4 Conclusion This paper presented a new methodology to filter UWB radar signals, with the aim of extracting information about the vital parameters of a subject monitored by means of a contactless UWB sensor. By comparing two simulated conditions featuring the same configuration, but different sampling time in the fast time domain, the limits of the system, due to the sampling process itself, have been shown. The adoption of a higher sampling frequency allows to reveal weak frequency components of very low amplitude, corresponding to the thoracic movements, thus enabling also the detection of the subject’s heartbeat rate.

1007/978-3-319-01119-6_4, © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014 33 34 V. di Credico et al. In EU research frameworks (FP7 and Horizon 2020) some guidelines are given to respond to these trends by mainstreaming and radically improving the accessibility and usability of new ICT solutions, especially for people with disabilities, functional limitations or lacking digital competences. A great effort is spend in the creation of advanced prototypes of systemic solutions for independent living and active ageing, including reorganization of integrated care and rehabilitation processes, leading to a significant prolongation of personal autonomy.

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