A Low Cost Wireless Acoustic Sensor for Ambient Assisted Living Systems
AbstractAmbient Assisted Living (AAL) has become an attractive research topic due to growing interest in remote monitoring of older people. Development in sensor technologies and advances in wireless communications allows to remotely offer smart assistance and monitor those people at their own home, increasing their quality of life. In this context, Wireless Acoustic Sensor Networks (WASN) provide a suitable way for implementing AAL systems which can be used to infer hazardous situations via environmental sounds identification. Nevertheless, satisfying sensor solutions have not been found with the considerations of both low cost and high performance. In this paper, we report the design and implementation of a wireless acoustic sensor to be located at the edge of a WASN for recording and processing environmental sounds which can be applied to AAL systems for personal healthcare because it has the following significant advantages: low cost, small size, audio sampling and computation capabilities for audio processing. The proposed wireless acoustic sensor is able to record audio samples at least to 10 kHz sampling frequency and 12-bit resolution. Also, it is capable of doing audio signal processing without compromising the sample rate and the energy consumption by using a new microcontroller released at the last quarter of 2016. The proposed low cost wireless acoustic sensor has been verified using four randomness tests for doing statistical analysis and a classification system of the recorded sounds based on audio fingerprints. View Full-Text
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Quintana-Suárez, M.A.; Sánchez-Rodríguez, D.; Alonso-González, I.; Alonso-Hernández, J.B. A Low Cost Wireless Acoustic Sensor for Ambient Assisted Living Systems. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 877.
Quintana-Suárez MA, Sánchez-Rodríguez D, Alonso-González I, Alonso-Hernández JB. A Low Cost Wireless Acoustic Sensor for Ambient Assisted Living Systems. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(9):877.Chicago/Turabian Style
Quintana-Suárez, Miguel A.; Sánchez-Rodríguez, David; Alonso-González, Itziar; Alonso-Hernández, Jesús B. 2017. "A Low Cost Wireless Acoustic Sensor for Ambient Assisted Living Systems." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 9: 877.
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