A DIY approach to creating smart daily services for elders living alone

Chin Yang Lin, Tien Yan Ma, Che Wei Hu, Ting-Wei Hou, Fuh Gwo Chen

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Abstract

With the increasing number of the elderly people, considerable research efforts have focused on developing homecare services. Many of these services are able to provide good cares, but most of them need professionals to configure the service environments. This paper presents a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) approach to creating smart daily services for the elders living alone. Under this approach, no specific hardware is required and the user can create a new service/application simply by performing three simple operations: (1) attaching sensor(s) to object(s), (2) taking a photo of the sensor(s) along with the object by a mobile phone's camera, and (3) setting up the service through a graphical user interface. Compared with prior studies, our work enhances the relation between objects and sensors from one-to-one to one-to-many and resolves the device access conflict among services by introducing a priority scheme. An easy-to-use graphical user interface is developed for the user to quickly set up applications/services. We also implement a prototype of the proposed approach whose practicability is demonstrated by a simple application commonly used for the elderly people.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSAE 2012 - Proceedings, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Automation Engineering
Pages163-167
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 9
Event2012 IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Automation Engineering, CSAE 2012 - Zhangjiajie, China
Duration: 2012 May 252012 May 27

Publication series

NameCSAE 2012 - Proceedings, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Automation Engineering
Volume2

Other

Other2012 IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Automation Engineering, CSAE 2012
CountryChina
CityZhangjiajie
Period12-05-2512-05-27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Artificial Intelligence

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