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Sensors 2017, 17(9), 2092; https://doi.org/10.3390/s17092092

UWB Monitoring System for AAL Applications

Institute of Radioelectronics and Multimedia Technology, Warsaw University of Technology, Nowowiejska 15/19, 00-665 Warsaw, Poland
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Received: 27 July 2017 / Revised: 31 August 2017 / Accepted: 8 September 2017 / Published: 12 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors and Analytics for Precision Medicine)
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Independent living of elderly persons in their homes requires support that can be provided with modern assistive technologies. Monitoring of elderly persons behaviour delivers valuable information that can be used for diagnosis and detection of health problems as well as triggering alerts in emergency situations. The paper includes a description of the ultra wideband system developed within Networked InfrasTructure for Innovative home Care Solutions (NITICS) Active and Assisted Living (AAL) project. The system can be used as a component of AAL platforms. It delivers data on users localization and has a fall detector functionality. The system also provides access to raw measurement results from Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) sensors embedded in the device worn by the monitored person. These data can be used in solutions intended for elderly person’s behaviour investigation. The system was investigated under laboratory conditions as well as in home environment. The detailed system description and results of performed tests are included in the article. View Full-Text
Keywords: UWB; localization systems; AAL; behaviour monitoring; MEMS UWB; localization systems; AAL; behaviour monitoring; MEMS
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Kolakowski, J.; Djaja-Josko, V.; Kolakowski, M. UWB Monitoring System for AAL Applications. Sensors 2017, 17, 2092.

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