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C. Sandeepa, C. Moremada, N. Dissanayaka, T. Gamage and M. Liyanage, "An Emergency Situation Detection System for Ambient Assisted Living," 2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops), Dublin, Ireland, 2020, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/ICCWorkshops49005.2020.9145053

An emergency situation detection system for ambient assisted living

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Author: Sandeepa, Chamara1; Moremada, Charuka1; Dissanayaka, Nadeeka1;
Organizations: 1Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
2School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
3Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.8 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2020110288920
Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-11-02
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This paper proposes “An Emergency Situation Detection System for Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)”, to support elderly people and patients with chronic conditions and potential health-related emergencies to live independently. It implements an Internet of Things (IoT) network that continuously monitors the health conditions of these people. The network includes mobile phones, to transmit the data generated by the IoT sensors to the cloud server. Especially, the paper proposes the 3 rd party unknown mobile relays instead of dedicated gateways as opposed to many existing solutions for IoT healthcare applications. The wireless communication technology used to provide the connectivity between the sensor nodes and mobile relays is Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). To establish a secure end-to-end connectivity between low power IoT sensor nodes and cloud servers, the paper proposes several techniques. After the medical data transmission to the cloud server, it is responsible for emergency detection and alert generation accordingly. The type of emergency is not limited to a specific health issue, but new emergency situations can be defined and added to the proposed system. Ultimately, the interested parties such as family members, caretakers and doctors receive these alerts. The development of a prototype of the system as a part of the work using commercial off-the-shelf devices verifies the validity of the proposing system and evaluates the performance advantage over the existing systems.

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Series: IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China - Workshops
ISSN: 2474-9133
ISSN-E: 2474-9141
ISSN-L: 2474-9133
ISBN: 978-1-7281-7440-2
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-7441-9
Pages: 1 - 6
Article number: 9145053
DOI: 10.1109/ICCWorkshops49005.2020.9145053
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1109/ICCWorkshops49005.2020.9145053
Host publication: 2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops)
Conference: IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops)
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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Funding: This work is party supported by European Union in RESPONSE 5G (Grant No: 789658) and Academy of Finland in 6Genesis (grant no. 318927) and Secure Connect projects.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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