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Sensors 2017, 17(10), 2311; https://doi.org/10.3390/s17102311

Building IoT Services for Aging in Place Using Standard-Based IoT Platforms and Heterogeneous IoT Products

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IoT Platform Research Center, Korea Electronics Technology Institute, Seongnam 13509, Korea
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Service Laboratory, Institute of Convergence Technology, KT R&D Center, Seoul 06763, Korea
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Department of Internet of Things, SCH Media Labs, Soonchunhyang University, Asan 31538, Korea
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Received: 1 September 2017 / Revised: 1 October 2017 / Accepted: 6 October 2017 / Published: 11 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wearable and Ambient Sensors for Healthcare and Wellness Applications)

Abstract

An aging population and human longevity is a global trend. Many developed countries are struggling with the yearly increasing healthcare cost that dominantly affects their economy. At the same time, people living with old adults suffering from a progressive brain disorder such as Alzheimer’s disease are enduring even more stress and depression than those patients while caring for them. Accordingly, seniors’ ability to live independently and comfortably in their current home for as long as possible has been crucial to reduce the societal cost for caregiving and thus give family members peace of mind, called ‘aging in place’ (AIP). In this paper we present a way of building AIP services using standard-based IoT platforms and heterogeneous IoT products. An AIP service platform is designed and created by combining previous standard-based IoT platforms in a collaborative way. A service composition tool is also created that allows people to create AIP services in an efficient way. To show practical usability of our proposed system, we choose a service scenario for medication compliance and implement a prototype service which could give old adults medication reminder appropriately at the right time (i.e., when it is time to need to take pills) through light and speaker at home but also wrist band and smartphone even outside the home. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet of Things (IoT); aging in place; standard-based IoT platforms; Web of Objects; oneM2M; virtual object; composite virtual object; service composition; medication compliance Internet of Things (IoT); aging in place; standard-based IoT platforms; Web of Objects; oneM2M; virtual object; composite virtual object; service composition; medication compliance
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Fattah, S.M.M.; Sung, N.-M.; Ahn, I.-Y.; Ryu, M.; Yun, J. Building IoT Services for Aging in Place Using Standard-Based IoT Platforms and Heterogeneous IoT Products. Sensors 2017, 17, 2311.

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