• Deployment of assisted living technology solution platform using smart body sensors for elderly people health monitoring.

      Elsaadi, Riyad; Mahmoud, Shafik; University of Derby (UNSYS digital, 2017-06-01)
      Many of the Ambient Assisted Living Technologies (AALT) available in the market to the end-users with long term health condition have no common inter-operational protocol. Each product has its own communication protocols, different interfaces and interoperation which limits their solution reliability, flexibility and efficiency. This paper presents assisted living platform solution for elderly people with long term health condition based on wireless sensors networking technology. The system includes multi feedback sensor arrangements for monitoring, such as: blood pressure, heart rate and body temperature. Each sensor has been integrated with the necessary near real time embedded and wireless protocols that allow data collection, transfer and interoperate in ad-hoc bases. The data will be communicated wirelessly to central data base system and shared though cloud network. The collected data will be processed and relevant intelligent algorithms will be deployed to ensure certain actions taken place when health condition warnings arise. These warnings to be communicated to relevant carer, General Practitioner (GP) and health authority to take the necessary action and steps to handle such end user health condition warnings. The proposed solution system will provide the flexibility to analyse most of the health conditions based on near real time monitoring technology. It will enable the population of elderly with long term health condition to manage their daily life activities within multiple environments i.e. from their comfort home, care centres and hospitals. The data and information will be treated with high confidentiality to ensure end-users integrity and dignity have been maintained.
    • Deployment of assisted living technology using intelligent body sensors platform for elderly people health monitoring

      Elsaadi, Riyad; Shafik, Mahmoud; University of Derby (IOS Press, 2016-09)
      Many of the Ambient Assisted Living Technologies (AALT) available to the end-users as off- shelf products have no common inter-operational protocol (Language). Each product has its own communication protocols, different interfaces and interoperation which limits their solution efficiency for long term health condition monitoring systems. This paper presents assisted living technology (ALT) solution for elderly people based on wireless sensors networking technology. The system includes biofeedback monitoring body sensors, such as: blood pressure, heart rate and body temperature. Each sensor has been integrated with the necessary real time embedded protocol and system to work in ad-hoc bases. The data will be send wirelessly and shared though cloud network. The collected data will be processed and relevant algorithms will be deployed to take certain actions when any changes occur or health warnings arise. These will be treated with high confidentiality to ensure end-users integrity and dignity have been maintained. The proposed solution system will provide the flexibility to analyse most of the health conditions based on near real time monitoring technology. It will also enable the population of elderly to manage their daily life activities within multiple environments i.e. from their comfort home, care centers and hospitals.
    • An intelligent medical care solution for elderly people with long term health condition based on wireless sensors network technology

      Elsaadi, Riyad; Shafik, Mahmoud; University of Derby (UNSYS Digital, 2015-12-26)
      Older Adults are facing serious difficulties, on a regular basis, to manage their own daily life activities. To live independently and have a good quality of life is quite a challenge, since the majorly of them have long term health condition diseases. Health services providers across EU, informal and formal carer plays major roles in providing the necessary services and support. Diseases on this society are one of the leading causes of death, from which thousands of people die every year. Many of the non-communicable diseases can be prevented by tackling associated risk factors. The cost of treatment of such diseases in the EU is estimated to be over 70% of the Health Service budget. Treatment includes home-care, medication, consultation and many other relevant services. However, these services are still not adequate, due to the lack of implemented technology that enable the older adults to manage their daily life activities independently, taking medications, receive the necessary health services on time, which, in many cases leads to loss of lives and waste of NHS resources. Daily life activities management and telehealth remote monitoring system is one of the potential innovative approaches, to improve the older adult’s quality of life, help live independently, improve NHS services, sustain its economic growth and improve social development. It is a rapidly developing concept where daily life activities, health condition, medical information is transferred through interactive data, and audiovisual media and shared between services provider, informal and formal carer. This paper presents the initial outcomes of the ongoing research program that is planned to develop an Integrated Assisted Living Technology (ALT) multi-functional case driven wireless ad-hoc management system of the daily life activities of older adults using smart sensors and actuators, 3d-video, audio, radio frequency identification and wireless technology, combined with secure cloud and semantic data engineering.