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IoT Wearable Sensors and Devices in Elderly Care: A Literature Review

Centre for Research & Technology Hellas, Information Technologies Institute, 6th Km Charilaou-Thermi, 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Sensors 2020, 20(10), 2826; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20102826
Received: 15 April 2020 / Revised: 10 May 2020 / Accepted: 13 May 2020 / Published: 16 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Sensors for eHealth Applications)
The increasing ageing global population is causing an upsurge in ailments related to old age, primarily dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, frailty, Parkinson’s, and cardiovascular disease, but also a general need for general eldercare as well as active and healthy ageing. In turn, there is a need for constant monitoring and assistance, intervention, and support, causing a considerable financial and human burden on individuals and their caregivers. Interconnected sensing technology, such as IoT wearables and devices, present a promising solution for objective, reliable, and remote monitoring, assessment, and support through ambient assisted living. This paper presents a review of such solutions including both earlier review studies and individual case studies, rapidly evolving in the last decade. In doing so, it examines and categorizes them according to common aspects of interest such as health focus, from specific ailments to general eldercare; IoT technologies, from wearables to smart home sensors; aims, from assessment to fall detection and indoor positioning to intervention; and experimental evaluation participants duration and outcome measures, from acceptability to accuracy. Statistics drawn from this categorization aim to outline the current state-of-the-art, as well as trends and effective practices for the future of effective, accessible, and acceptable eldercare with technology. View Full-Text
Keywords: IoT; wearables; sensors; devices; elders; old age; AAL; Alzheimer’s; dementia IoT; wearables; sensors; devices; elders; old age; AAL; Alzheimer’s; dementia
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Stavropoulos, T.G.; Papastergiou, A.; Mpaltadoros, L.; Nikolopoulos, S.; Kompatsiaris, I. IoT Wearable Sensors and Devices in Elderly Care: A Literature Review. Sensors 2020, 20, 2826. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20102826

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Stavropoulos TG, Papastergiou A, Mpaltadoros L, Nikolopoulos S, Kompatsiaris I. IoT Wearable Sensors and Devices in Elderly Care: A Literature Review. Sensors. 2020; 20(10):2826. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20102826

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Stavropoulos, Thanos G.; Papastergiou, Asterios; Mpaltadoros, Lampros; Nikolopoulos, Spiros; Kompatsiaris, Ioannis. 2020. "IoT Wearable Sensors and Devices in Elderly Care: A Literature Review" Sensors 20, no. 10: 2826. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20102826

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