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H. Karvonen, A. Matilainen and V. Niemelä, "Remote Activity Monitoring Using Indirect Sensing Approach in Assisted Living Scenario," 2019 13th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT), Oslo, Norway, 2019, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/ISMICT.2019.8743716

Remote activity monitoring using indirect sensing approach in assisted living scenario

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Author: Karvonen, Heikki1; Matilainen, Arto1; Niemelä, Ville1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Centre for Wireless Communications, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-07-18


This paper introduces remote activity monitoring scenario, which is deployed using indirect sensing of person’s assisted living environment, i.e., providing monitoring without wearables. Wireless sensors are monitoring, e.g., temperature, CO2, motion and electricity consumption. Based on the indirect sensing information, it can be noticed, e.g., that the monitored person has awakened in the morning since monitored devices has been used or some abnormal behavior is taking place in the assisted living environment. Sensor data is analyzed by dedicated algorithms to obtain information about user’s behavior. Information collected by body sensors can be used to complement the information collected by the indirect sensing method. Remote sensing approaches are introduced in this paper at a general level and indirect sensing use case implementation in state-of-the-art 5G Test Network in Oulu, Finland, is discussed in more details. Challenges and findings of this implementation work are discussed, and future improvement directions are proposed.

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Series: International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology
ISSN: 2326-828X
ISSN-E: 2326-8301
ISSN-L: 2326-828X
ISBN: 978-1-7281-2342-4
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-2343-1
Pages: 1 - 6
DOI: 10.1109/ISMICT.2019.8743716
Host publication: 2019 13th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT)
Conference: International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This research has been financially supported by EU regional funds through 5GTN+ project, and by Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927). Authors want to express compliments to Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) and Indalgo about fruitful collaboration during this work.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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