A Smart Kitchen for Ambient Assisted Living
AbstractThe kitchen environment is one of the scenarios in the home where users can benefit from Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) applications. Moreover, it is the place where old people suffer from most domestic injuries. This paper presents a novel design, implementation and assessment of a Smart Kitchen which provides Ambient Assisted Living services; a smart environment that increases elderly and disabled people’s autonomy in their kitchen-related activities through context and user awareness, appropriate user interaction and artificial intelligence. It is based on a modular architecture which integrates a wide variety of home technology (household appliances, sensors, user interfaces, etc.) and associated communication standards and media (power line, radio frequency, infrared and cabled). Its software architecture is based on the Open Services Gateway initiative (OSGi), which allows building a complex system composed of small modules, each one providing the specific functionalities required, and can be easily scaled to meet our needs. The system has been evaluated by a large number of real users (63) and carers (31) in two living labs in Spain and UK. Results show a large potential of system functionalities combined with good usability and physical, sensory and cognitive accessibility.
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Blasco, R.; Marco, Á.; Casas, R.; Cirujano, D.; Picking, R. A Smart Kitchen for Ambient Assisted Living. Sensors 2014, 14, 1629-1653.
Blasco R, Marco Á, Casas R, Cirujano D, Picking R. A Smart Kitchen for Ambient Assisted Living. Sensors. 2014; 14(1):1629-1653.Chicago/Turabian Style
Blasco, Rubén; Marco, Álvaro; Casas, Roberto; Cirujano, Diego; Picking, Richard. 2014. "A Smart Kitchen for Ambient Assisted Living." Sensors 14, no. 1: 1629-1653.