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Title Ambient assisted living and enhanced living environments : principles, technologies and control / Ciprian Dobre [and four others, editors]
Edition First edition
Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Butterworth-Heinemann, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Contents Front Cover; Ambient Assisted Living and Enhanced Living Environments; Copyright; Dedications; Contents; Contributors; Biographies; Preface; Introduction; The Overall Objective of the Book; Organization of the book; Acknowledgments; Glossary; Acronyms; 1 Introduction to the AAL and ELE Systems; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 AAL/ELE Systems and Applications; 1.3 A Vision for Ambient Assisted Living; 1.4 Challenges and Research Opportunities; 1.5 Conclusions; References; 2 Implanted Wireless Body Area Networks: Energy Management, Specific Absorption Rate and Safety Aspects
2.1 Introduction to WBAN2.1.1 Overview; 2.1.2 Background; 2.2 Applications of WBAN; 2.3 Use of Ultra Wideband (UWB) in WBAN Applications; 2.3.1 Technology; 2.3.2 Effects of IR-UWB on Human Body; 2.4 Design of Implanted Sensor Nodes; 2.4.1 Components of Sensor Node; 2.4.2 Design Challenges; 2.5 Implant Power Constraints and Battery Considerations; 2.5.1 Energy Harvesting; 2.6 Energy Management; 2.6.1 Issues; 2.6.2 Solutions; 2.7 Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) and Safety Aspects; 2.8 Energy Efficient Routing in WBAN; 2.8.1 How BAN Routing Is Different from Conventional Routing Algorithm
2.8.2 Challenges in Designing Energy Efficient Routing Algorithm for WBAN2.9 Adaptive Thermal-Aware Energy Efficient Routing; 2.9.1 WBAN Routing Constraints; 2.9.2 Issues with Adaptive Thermal Aware Routing Protocols; 2.10 Conclusion; References; 3 Energy Efficient Communication in Ambient Assisted Living; 3.1 Introduction/Motivation; 3.2 Background and Related Work; 3.2.1 Energy Efficient Architectures; 3.2.2 Energy Efficient Protocols; 3.3 Problem Description; 3.4 Experimental Results; 3.4.1 Simulation Setup; 3.4.2 Simulation Results and Discussion; 3.5 Summary; Acknowledgement
5.2.2 Closed Loop Healthcare as Typical AAL/ELE Application5.3 Communication Services to Support AAL/ELE Infrastructure; 5.4 Requirements of AAL/ELE Applications; Requirement 1 (SLA): AAL/ELE Need Dedicated Service Level Agreements (SLA) Between Actors and Network Service Provider; Requirement 2 (Costs): Low Upfront Infrastructure Investments for the User's Premises Equipment; Requirement 3 (Usability): Intuitive User Interfaces, Enhanced Usability Due to Self-* Capabilities and Easy Operation/Configuration of the Service
Summary Ambient Assisted Living and Enhanced Living Environments: Principles, Technologies and Control separates the theoretical concepts concerning the design of such systems from their real-world implementations. For each important topic, the book bridges theory and practice, introducing the instruments needed by professionals in their activities. To this aim, topics are presented in a logical sequence, with the introduction of each topic motivated by the need to respond to claims and requirements from a wide range of AAL/ELE applications. The advantages and limitations of each model or technology are presented through concrete case studies for AAL/ELE systems. The book also presents up-to-date technological solutions to the main aspects regarding AAL/ELE systems and applications, a highly dynamic scientific domain that has gained much interest in the world of IT in the last decade. In addition, readers will find discussions on recent AAL/ELE technologies that were designed to solve some of the thorniest business problems that affect applications in areas such as health and medical supply, smart city and smart housing, Big Data and Internet of Things, and many more
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from title page (Safari, viewed December 21, 2016)
Subject Ambient intelligence.
Assistive computer technology.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- General.
COMPUTERS -- Computer Literacy.
COMPUTERS -- Computer Science.
COMPUTERS -- Data Processing.
COMPUTERS -- Hardware -- General.
COMPUTERS -- Information Technology.
COMPUTERS -- Machine Theory.
COMPUTERS -- Reference.
Ambient intelligence.
Assistive computer technology.
Form Electronic book
Author Dobre, Ciprian, editor.
ISBN 9780128052822