By Sauro Longhi, Pietro Siciliano, Michele Germani, Andrea Monteriù

This publication offers the refereed complaints of the Fourth Italian discussion board on Ambient Assisted dwelling (AAL), held in Ancona, Italy, in October 2013. a variety of matters are lined and new technological advancements are defined so as to aid the autonomy and independence of people with specified wishes via an leading edge and built-in method, designed to reply to the socio-economic demanding situations of an getting older inhabitants. subject matters addressed contain: health and wellbeing and future health, prevention and rehabilitation and help for care services; energetic getting older and its social implications; providers for the frail aged with illnesses and their households; foodstuff; ICT platforms/technologies for the good thing about the aged; domestic automation and keep watch over applied sciences (autonomy, security and effort saving); shrewdpermanent towns and clever groups; telemedicine, telerehabilitation, and telecare; mobility, participation and social inclusion; video games and enjoyable for the aged; construction layout; social housing; interface layout and interplay (accessibility, acceptance); social rules to inspire and aid lively getting older; company types, marketplace research and improvement of sustainable financing and enterprise and ethics, privateness and information safety. Many experimental validations in response to consumer trials and value checking out are awarded and mentioned. the data and insights supplied during this e-book can assist researchers and others occupied with AAL to appreciate suitable societal traits, novel technological advancements and urgent challenges.

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The developed technology can be used both during the day and the night, by means of a near infra-red lighting system and infrared and visible spectrum cameras. Furthermore the processing software can be set up in order to adapt to a relevant number of user gestures, even small ones, such as mouth opening-closing, eye blink, chin movement and many more. Unlike most of A Novel Device for Contactless Detection of Small Body Movements 21 other Assistive Technology devices the proposed system is completely contactless, allowing a comfortable user experience.

They represent half of the change in position of the subject’s thoracic surface, due to breathing and heartbeat movements, at frequencies f b and f h , respectively. The distance d(t), as a function of the vital signals we want to detect, depends on the time variable t: this dependence is called slow time, that is different from the fast time, denoted by τ , which, on the contrary, describes the time variation of the UWB signal. The propagation delay along the path antenna—thoracic 26 G. Pelliccioni et al.

1), the distance d(t) is defined as the sum of an average distance term, d0 , and two sinusoidal components, the half-amplitudes of which are m b and m h , respectively. They represent half of the change in position of the subject’s thoracic surface, due to breathing and heartbeat movements, at frequencies f b and f h , respectively. The distance d(t), as a function of the vital signals we want to detect, depends on the time variable t: this dependence is called slow time, that is different from the fast time, denoted by τ , which, on the contrary, describes the time variation of the UWB signal.

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