Sensors 2014, 14(3), 5654-5676; doi:10.3390/s140305654
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A Caregiver Support Platform within the Scope of an Ambient Assisted Living Ecosystem

Received: 23 January 2014; in revised form: 13 March 2014 / Accepted: 17 March 2014 / Published: 20 March 2014
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Abstract: The Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) area is in constant evolution, providing new technologies to users and enhancing the level of security and comfort that is ensured by house platforms. The Ambient Assisted Living for All (AAL4ALL) project aims to develop a new AAL concept, supported on a unified ecosystem and certification process that enables a heterogeneous environment. The concepts of Intelligent Environments, Ambient Intelligence, and the foundations of the Ambient Assisted Living are all presented in the framework of this project. In this work, we consider a specific platform developed in the scope of AAL4ALL, called UserAccess. The architecture of the platform and its role within the overall AAL4ALL concept, the implementation of the platform, and the available interfaces are presented. In addition, its feasibility is validated through a series of tests.
Keywords: ambient assisted living; ambient intelligence; intelligent environments; AAL4ALL; e-health; active ageing; artificial intelligence
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Costa, A.; Novais, P.; Simoes, R. A Caregiver Support Platform within the Scope of an Ambient Assisted Living Ecosystem. Sensors 2014, 14, 5654-5676.

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Costa A, Novais P, Simoes R. A Caregiver Support Platform within the Scope of an Ambient Assisted Living Ecosystem. Sensors. 2014; 14(3):5654-5676.

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Costa, Angelo; Novais, Paulo; Simoes, Ricardo. 2014. "A Caregiver Support Platform within the Scope of an Ambient Assisted Living Ecosystem." Sensors 14, no. 3: 5654-5676.

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