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AmI and Deployment Considerations in AAL Services Provision for Elderly Independent Living: The MonAMI Project
Grupo de Investigación Tecnodiscap, I3A, Universidad de Zaragoza, María de Luna 1, Zaragoza 50018, Spain
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Received: 25 March 2013; in revised form: 8 July 2013 / Accepted: 10 July 2013 / Published: 12 July 2013
Abstract: The MonAMI project aims to investigate the feasibility of the deployment of open platforms for Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) services provision based on Ambient Intelligence (AmI) and to test user acceptance and the usability of the services. Services were designed to provide support in the areas of environmental control, security, well-being and leisure. These services were installed and evaluated in a Spanish geriatric residence. The participants included elderly persons with disabilities, nursing home care givers and informal carers. The concept of the open platform proved to be satisfactory for the provision of the services in a context aware framework. Furthermore, the usability of the technology was viewed positively and the overall results indicate that this system has the potential to prolong independent living at home for elderly people with disabilities. Deployment was proven successful and awareness of open-platform AAL service delivery was raised in local communities throughout Europe.
Keywords: AAL; ambient intelligence; assistive technology; e-inclusion; elderly; mainstream technology; autonomy; services provision
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Falcó, J.L.; Vaquerizo, E.; Lain, L.; Artigas, J.I.; Ibarz, A. AmI and Deployment Considerations in AAL Services Provision for Elderly Independent Living: The MonAMI Project. Sensors 2013, 13, 8950-8976.
Falcó JL, Vaquerizo E, Lain L, Artigas JI, Ibarz A. AmI and Deployment Considerations in AAL Services Provision for Elderly Independent Living: The MonAMI Project. Sensors. 2013; 13(7):8950-8976.
Falcó, Jorge L.; Vaquerizo, Esteban; Lain, Luis; Artigas, Jose I.; Ibarz, Alejandro. 2013. "AmI and Deployment Considerations in AAL Services Provision for Elderly Independent Living: The MonAMI Project." Sensors 13, no. 7: 8950-8976.