Managing Diversity in Practical Ambient Assisted Living Ecosystems

Michael J. O’Grady, Michael Walsh, Richard Tynan, Cathal Gurrin, Mauro Dragone, Gregory M. P. O'Hare

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Though the motivation for developing Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) systems is incontestable, significant challenges exist in realizing the ambience that is essential to the success of such systems. By definition, an AAL system must be omnipresent, tracking occupant activities in the home and identifying those situations where assistance is needed or would be welcomed. Embedded sensors offer an attractive mechanism for realizing ambience as their form factor and harnessing of wireless technologies aid in their seamless integration into pre-existing environments. However, the heterogeneity of the end-user population, their disparate needs and the differing environments in which they inhabit, all pose particular problems regarding sensor integration and management.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2010
EventAALIANCE Conference 2010 - Malaga, Spain
Duration: 11 Mar 201012 Mar 2010


ConferenceAALIANCE Conference 2010


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