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Special Issue "Sensors for Ambient Assisted Living, Ubiquitous and Mobile Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2017).
Interests: multimedia; big data and social media analytics; semantics; human computer interfaces (AR and BCI); eHealth; security and culture applications
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Interests: intelligent autonomous systems; semantic web service matching and composition; ambient intelligence in environmental applications and ambient assisted living; middleware and wireless sensor networks in the internet of things
Interests: knowledge representation; nonmonotonic reasoning; argumentation; semantic web; ambient intelligence
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This Special Issue of Sensors, entitled “Sensors in Ambient Assisted Living, Ubiquitous and Mobile Health” focuses on the use of sensors in Ambient Intelligence, as well as in pervasive and mobile technologies for healthcare. As we transition from the world of personal computing, powerful, compact devices are distributed across the user’s environment, enabling the contextualized enrichment of business processes with the ability to sense, process and combine data, and turning our living and working environments into intelligent spaces. This interconnection of devices, machines and “things” enables the dynamic generation, analysis and communication of multiple data types, leading to an increase in the operational efficiency and effectiveness of existing business. Although some open platforms address the integration of devices and services to deliver intelligent solutions, several challenges still need to be overcome for the deployment of Ambient Intelligence technologies relevant to the heterogeneity of hardware, communication protocols, interfaces, context-awareness, knowledge representation and interpretation.
Such technologies promise breakthroughs, particularly in the field of healthcare. The ever-ageing population, together with the prevalence of chronic, hard-to-treat diseases, such as dementia, call for eHealth solutions that reduce cost, increase Quality of Life and retain an active role in society by postponing hospitalization.
This Special Issue aims to explore emerging research topics of interest concerning all aspects of integrating sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) at the heart of Ambient Assisted Living, as well as pervasive and mobile health. The main objective is to stimulate original, unpublished research addressing the integration of sensors; mobile, wearable and biomedical devices; IoT platform convergence and dissemination; and the context-aware and real-time acquisition, storage, mining and interpretation of data for building healthcare applications.
Specifically, its scope includes:
- Integration of communication protocols, sensor platforms and IoT for health
- Sensors in ubiquitous, pervasive and mobile healthcare solutions
- Sensors for Ambient Assisted Living
- Sensor interoperability, context-awareness, representation and reasoning with sensor data in eHealth
- Biomedical devices, clinical, preventive, early-diagnosis, patient monitoring and public health applications of sensors
- Acquisition, transmission, representation, storage, management and mining of healthcare information
- Sensor-enabled activity recognition, physiological monitoring and biometrics
- Wearable, ambient, fitness and lifestyle sensing for healthcare
- Smart homes, buildings and cities for health and well-being
- Sensor applications in clinical trials, short or long term hospitalization
Dr. Ioannis Kompatsiaris
Dr. Thanos G. Stavropoulos
Dr. Antonis Bikakis
Manuscript Submission Information
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