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Daily activity monitoring of an elderly Person for determining their wellness

Arshad, Atika and Khan, Sheroz and Midi, Nur Shahida and Alam, A. H. M. Zahirul and Ismail, Ahmad Fadzil and Tasnim, Rumana (2016) Daily activity monitoring of an elderly Person for determining their wellness. International Journal of Smart Home, Vol. 10 (8). pp. 339-346. ISSN 1975-4094

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Abstract

The work carried out in this paper aims to present a model based on elderlies daily activities to determine their wellness status. A wellness function is delineated to estimate the health condition of the aged individuals while carrying out their day-to-day routine. The proposed model can also be used to monitor the mobility parameters, such as entry and exit of a room and bed occupy of an elderly. Simple sensors such as capacitive sensors are equipped into their homes to monitor their behaviour and identify their daily activities via non-contact means. The device will allow extracting daily behavioral patterns of the elderly is distressed, an alarm can be sent to a receiver unit. The cost effectiveness of the device will ultimately lower the total cost of wellness monitoring of an elderly person. A prototype of the device can be fabricated and broadly tested for extracting precise results.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3930/52925
Uncontrolled Keywords: Elderly care, home monitoring, daily activities, wellness, capacitive sensor
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Nur Shahida Midi
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 13:54
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 15:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52925

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