Special Issue "Smart Homes and Assisted Living for Ageing Population: From Sensors to Services"

A special issue of Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080). This special issue belongs to the section "Assistive Technologies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Susanna Spinsante

Department of Information Engineering, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche 12, 60131 Ancona, Italy
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Interests: signal processing for ambient assisted living
Guest Editor
Dr. Carlos Chiatti

Department of Health Sciences, Health Sciences Centre (HSC), Lund University, Baravägen 3, 222 41 Lund, Sweden
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Interests: epidemiology; health economics; ambient assisted living
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Christopher Nugent

School of Computing, Ulster University, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT37 0QB, UK
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Phone: +44-289-0368-330
Interests: pervasive and mobile computing; smart environments, ambient assisted living
Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Ennio Gambi

Department of Information Engineering, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche 12, 60131 Ancona, Italy
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Interests: communication systems and technologies for ambient assisted living

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The use of Information and Communication Technology to develop new applications, product, services, and systems addressing the needs of an ageing population, has led to the development of so-called Smart Homes (SH) and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)-enabled environments. These concepts encompass a range of different domains, from technology, including sensors, communications, and data platforms, to human-system interaction, including applications and user interfaces, to service provision, including management of health conditions and improvement in overall wellbeing and quality of life. With the increasing prevalence of technology, Ambient Assisted Living solutions aim to offer support not only in the home environment, however, but also in the community, and in the workplace.

This Special Issue welcomes submissions on recent findings and comprehensive reviews in the research, design, development, and evaluation through experimental activities of Ambient Assisted Living solutions and Smart Homes, and aimed at improving the health and quality of life of an ageing population. To reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of the target domain, this Special Issue solicits participation from different research areas, ranging from sensors and sensor networks, smart environments, wearable and pervasive computing, to data analytics, applications and service design, health sciences and experimental validation. We invite the submission of original and unpublished work addressing, though not limited to, the following research topics:

  • Sensors, sensor infrastructures, and sensing technologies for Smart Homes and Ambient Assisted Living
  • Internet of Things for Ambient Assisted Living
  • Mobile sensing and monitoring for Ambient Assisted Living
  • Activity recognition for monitoring and wellbeing promotion
  • Behavioral analysis and anomaly detection
  • Homecare monitoring systems
  • Healthy lifestyle promotion
  • Intelligent monitoring and user assistance in everyday settings
  • Security in AAL and SH systems
  • Experimental validation of applications and services for Ambient Assisted Living
  • Living Labs and shared datasets

Dr. Susanna Spinsante
Dr. Carlos Chiatti
Prof. Dr. Chris Nugent
Assoc. Prof. Ennio Gambi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Sensors for smart homes and AAL
  • Activity and behavioral recognition for AAL
  • Living Labs in AAL
  • IoT for AAL

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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