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HABITAT: An IoT Solution for Independent Elderly

CIRI—Health Sciences & Technologies, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
CIRI—Information and Communication Technologies, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
DEI—Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering “Guglielmo Marconi”, University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy
DISI—Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
INFN CNAF—Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics for the Research and Development in Information and Communication Technologies, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Romagna Tech s.c.p.a., 47121 Forlì, Italy
TekneHub, University of Ferrara, 44122 Ferrara, Italy
ARCES—Advanced Research Center on Electronic Systems “Ercole De Castro”, University of Bologna, 40125 Bologna, Italy
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Sensors 2019, 19(5), 1258;
Received: 20 January 2019 / Revised: 4 March 2019 / Accepted: 5 March 2019 / Published: 12 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Internet of Things for Smart Homes)
In this work, a flexible and extensive digital platform for Smart Homes is presented, exploiting the most advanced technologies of the Internet of Things, such as Radio Frequency Identification, wearable electronics, Wireless Sensor Networks, and Artificial Intelligence. Thus, the main novelty of the paper is the system-level description of the platform flexibility allowing the interoperability of different smart devices. This research was developed within the framework of the operative project HABITAT (Home Assistance Based on the Internet of Things for the Autonomy of Everybody), aiming at developing smart devices to support elderly people both in their own houses and in retirement homes, and embedding them in everyday life objects, thus reducing the expenses for healthcare due to the lower need for personal assistance, and providing a better life quality to the elderly users. View Full-Text
Keywords: Smart Home; Ambient Assisted Living; elderly; independent; Internet of Things; User-Centered Design; active aging Smart Home; Ambient Assisted Living; elderly; independent; Internet of Things; User-Centered Design; active aging
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Borelli, E.; Paolini, G.; Antoniazzi, F.; Barbiroli, M.; Benassi, F.; Chesani, F.; Chiari, L.; Fantini, M.; Fuschini, F.; Galassi, A.; Giacobone, G.A.; Imbesi, S.; Licciardello, M.; Loreti, D.; Marchi, M.; Masotti, D.; Mello, P.; Mellone, S.; Mincolelli, G.; Raffaelli, C.; Roffia, L.; Salmon Cinotti, T.; Tacconi, C.; Tamburini, P.; Zoli, M.; Costanzo, A. HABITAT: An IoT Solution for Independent Elderly. Sensors 2019, 19, 1258.

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Borelli E, Paolini G, Antoniazzi F, Barbiroli M, Benassi F, Chesani F, Chiari L, Fantini M, Fuschini F, Galassi A, Giacobone GA, Imbesi S, Licciardello M, Loreti D, Marchi M, Masotti D, Mello P, Mellone S, Mincolelli G, Raffaelli C, Roffia L, Salmon Cinotti T, Tacconi C, Tamburini P, Zoli M, Costanzo A. HABITAT: An IoT Solution for Independent Elderly. Sensors. 2019; 19(5):1258.

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Borelli, Elena; Paolini, Giacomo; Antoniazzi, Francesco; Barbiroli, Marina; Benassi, Francesca; Chesani, Federico; Chiari, Lorenzo; Fantini, Massimiliano; Fuschini, Franco; Galassi, Andrea; Giacobone, Gian A.; Imbesi, Silvia; Licciardello, Melissa; Loreti, Daniela; Marchi, Michele; Masotti, Diego; Mello, Paola; Mellone, Sabato; Mincolelli, Giuseppe; Raffaelli, Carla; Roffia, Luca; Salmon Cinotti, Tullio; Tacconi, Carlo; Tamburini, Paola; Zoli, Marco; Costanzo, Alessandra. 2019. "HABITAT: An IoT Solution for Independent Elderly" Sensors 19, no. 5: 1258.

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