ICT System Design & Implementation Using Wireless Sensors to Support Elderly In-home Assistance
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Around the globe the number of older people in relation to the rest is constantly growing. As a result, medical and care facilities cannot handle the growing number of patients. Therefore, elderly in-home assistance gets more attention an importance. Due to issues regarding memory, physical strength and reduced self-assessment, old people face a lot of challenges in accomplishing their activities of daily living. This thesis is meant to address these problems by analysing the required infrastructure of a home-care facility as well as the arising issues regarding used components, especially wireless sensors. After the analysis, a prototype of a home-care system is designed and implemented. Furthermore, the issue of energy consumption of the used wireless sensor node is addressed by modifying the intelligence of the used sensor. After that, the design and components of the prototype used for the energy consumption analysis is explained, together with the programming structure of the sensor nodes used in this thesis. Thereupon, the results are of the simulations are discussed and compared with the authors ‘expectations. Finally the overall outcomes of the thesis are analysed and summed up, followed by a short outlook of further possible improvements and developments.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 73 p.
elderly in-home assistance, ict, sensor, energy, ehealth
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-15911Local ID: IDE1110OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-15911DiVA: diva2:435021
2011-04-01, E320, Halmstad University, Halmstad, 14:00 (English)
Pignaton de Freitas, Edison, Ph.D. Studentde Morais, Wagner Ourique, Phd student
Larsson, Tony, Professor