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Title Distributed computing and monitoring technologies for older patients / Juris Klonovs [and six others]
Published Cham ; New York : Springer, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource
Series SpringerBriefs in computer science, 2191-5768
SpringerBriefs in computer science. 2191-5768
Contents Introduction -- Reviews and Taxonomies -- Relevant Scenarios for Home Monitoring Solutions for Older Adults -- Monitoring Technology -- Datasets -- Discussion -- Conclusion
Summary This book summarizes various approaches for the automatic detection of health threats to older patients at home living alone. The text begins by briefly describing those who would most benefit from healthcare supervision. The book then summarizes possible scenarios for monitoring an older patient at home, deriving the common functional requirements for monitoring technology. Next, the work identifies the state of the art of technological monitoring approaches that are practically applicable to geriatric patients. A survey is presented on a range of such interdisciplinary fields as smart homes, telemonitoring, ambient intelligence, ambient assisted living, gerontechnology, and aging-in-place technology. The book discusses relevant experimental studies, highlighting the application of sensor fusion, signal processing and machine learning techniques. Finally, the text discusses future challenges, offering a number of suggestions for further research directions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Subject Older people -- Home care.
Older people -- Services for.
Medical care -- Technological innovations.
Medical technology.
Form Electronic book
Author Klonovs, Juris, author
ISBN 9783319270241 (electronic bk.)
3319270249 (electronic bk.)
3319270230 (print)
9783319270234 (print)