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Ambient Assisted Living and Enhanced Living Environments : Principles, Technologies and Control

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The mission of Ambient Assisted Living and Enhanced Living Environments is to make readers familiar with those concepts and technologies that are successfully used in the implementation of today's AAL/ELE systems, or have a good chance to be used in future developments.

The approach is to not separate the theoretical concepts concerning the design of such systems from their real-world implementations. For each important topic that one should master, this book plays the roles of bridging theory and practice and introducing the instruments needed by professionals in their activities. To this aim, the topics are presented in a logical sequence, and the introduction of each topic is motivated by the need to respond to claims and requirements coming from a wide range of AAL/ELE applications. The advantages and limitations of each model or technology in terms of capabilities and areas of applicability are presented through concrete case studies for AAL/ELE systems.

The book also presents up-to-date technological solutions to the main aspects regarding AAL/ELE systems and applications, a highly dynamic scientific domain that gained much interest in the world of IT in the last decade. The book discusses recent AAL/ELE technologies designed to solve some of the thorniest business problems affecting applications in areas such as health and medical supply, smart city and smart housing, Big Data and Internet of Things, and many more. Along with covering architectural components behind the ELE vision, the book introduces readers to technologies supporting the development of AAL applications.

In this aspect, the book aims to present the actual AAL/ELE systems that are becoming more and more attractive to academia and industry for a wide-range of current and next-generation applications.

  • Introduces readers to technologies supporting the development of Ambient Assisted Living applications
  • Explains state-of-the-art technological solutions for the main issues regarding AAL and Enhanced Living Environments
  • Reports the development process of scientific and commercial applications and platforms to support AAL and ELE
  • Identifies the advanced solutions in the context of Enhanced Living Environments

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