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The NOCTURNAL Ambient Assisted Living System

William Carswell, Juan Augusto, Maurice Mulvenna, Jonathan Wallace, Suzanne Martin, Paul McCullagh, Huiru Zheng, Haiying Wang, Kevin McSorley, Barbara Taylor, Paul Jeffers
2011 Proceedings of the 5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare  
We describe the NOCTURNAL system which provides Ambient Assisted Living with a focus on night-time support.  ...  This paper explains the design principles, the technological infrastructure and the software intelligence which facilitates autonomous assistance in the form of therapeutic interventions.  ...  NOCTURNAL multi-agent system architecture. Figure 4 shows the multi-agent system in action.  ... 
doi:10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246094 dblp:conf/ph/CarswellAMWMMZWMTJ11 fatcat:qoehbcja2rhjbdmpbatoro5xci

NOCTURNAL Ambient Assisted Living [chapter]

J. C. Augusto, W. Carswell, H. Zheng, M. Mulvenna, S. Martin, P. McCullagh, H. Wang, J. Wallace, P. Jeffers
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
There is increasing interest in the development of ambient assisted living services to increase the quality of life of the increasing older population.  ...  Little consideration has been given to the specific problem of providing such services and systems at night.  ...  Introduction Assisted living systems for healthcare are being developed as part of the fundamental shift from hospital-centred to home-centred models of care within health services.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-25167-2_49 fatcat:ngshmti25fhlbd2kqicrcjma4i

Design and Modelling of the Nocturnal AAL Care System [chapter]

J. C. Augusto, H. Zheng, M. Mulvenna, H. Wang, W. Carswell, P. Jeffers
2011 Ambient Intelligence - Software and Applications  
We present the modelling of a monitoring system which provides nighttime care by detecting situations of concern and therapeutic interventions as the core technological component within an Ambient Assisted  ...  Living project.  ...  Conclusions The project Nocturnal aims at providing Ambient Assisted Living with an emphasis on night-time care.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-19937-0_14 dblp:conf/isami/AugustoZMWCJ11 fatcat:l6736njpnnbpfn5tbgxbq5zcw4

Nocturnal Sensing and Intervention for Assisted Living of People with Dementia [chapter]

Paul McCullagh, William Carswell, Maurice Mulvenna, Juan Augusto, Huiru Zheng, W Jeffers
2011 Healthcare Sensor Networks  
Acknowledgments NOCTURNAL is jointly funded by the Assisted Living Innovation Program of the Technology Strategy Board and EPSRC (UK).  ...  Introduction Research on Ambient Assistive Living (AAL) technologies is capturing significant attention from the scientific community and attracting investment from relevant areas of public services like  ...  Ambient Intelligence systems can be defined as "A digital environment that proactively, but sensibly, supports people in their daily lives." [Augusto et al., 2007] [Shoval et al., 2008] .  ... 
doi:10.1201/b11195-12 fatcat:cbqwunf2qjfnxiicj4nstoceha

Participatory Research to Design a Novel Telehealth System to Support the Night-Time Needs of People with Dementia: NOCTURNAL

Suzanne Martin, Juan Augusto, Paul McCullagh, William Carswell, Huiru Zheng, Haiying Wang, Jonathan Wallace, Maurice Mulvenna
2013 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
Assistive technologies form part of this offering as both stand-alone devices to support particular tasks and the more complex offering of the "smart home" to underpin ambient assisted living.  ...  The system, NOCTURNAL, was developed by working directly with people who had dementia, and their carers using qualitative research methods.  ...  In particular the funding agency, the Technology Strategy Board TS/G002452/1 and EPSRC funded the project through Call 1 of the Ambient Assisted Living Program (ALIP I).  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph10126764 pmid:24304507 pmcid:PMC3881140 fatcat:effcv77gjjb5jjz5uwm6pbvsk4

Visualization of data for ambient assisted living services

Maurice Mulvenna, William Carswell, Paul Mccullagh, Juan Augusto, Huiru Zheng, Paul Jeffers, Haiying Wang, Suzanne Martin
2011 IEEE Communications Magazine  
These new ambient assisted living (AAL) services, underpinned by home-based assistive technologies offer data streams that will provide rich sources of useful knowledge about the behavior and wellbeing  ...  There are many different viewing options utilizing converged networks and the resulting explosion in data and information has resulted in a new problem, as these new ambient assisted living services struggle  ...  Kingdom Research Councils and the Technology Strategy Board's Assisted Living Innovation Platform under grant award TS/G002452/1.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mcom.2011.5681023 fatcat:hp6zr3yjlzdelkasfvsbfvb2xi

Flexible context aware interface for ambient assisted living

James McNaull, Juan Augusto, Maurice Mulvenna, Paul McCullagh
2014 Human-Centric Computing and Information Sciences  
A Multi Agent System that provides a (cared for) person, the subject, with assistance and support through an Ambient Assisted Living Flexible Interface (AALFI) during the day while complementing the night  ...  time assistance offered by NOCTURNAL with feedback assistance, is presented.  ...  J has completed a PhD research project were a Multi-agent system, Ambient Assisted Living Flexible Interface (AALFI) and subsequent evaluations of AALFI, contributed to the research into supporting older  ... 
doi:10.1186/2192-1962-4-1 fatcat:uatookvwgbhkrdf44jfunddj6y

Context awareness architecture for ambient-assisted living applications: Case study of nighttime wandering

Hubert Kenfack Ngankam, Hélène Pigot, Dominique Lorrain, Isabelle Viens, Sylvain Giroux
2020 Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering  
This work presents an ambient-assisted living application that encourages seniors during nocturnal wandering episodes to return to bed in calm and comfort reassurance.  ...  The architectural model can be used in ambient-assisted living applications for which data collection is permanent and continuous.  ...  Acknowledgements The findings within this paper were previously presented at AGE-WELLs 4th Annual Conference, Vancouver 2018. We thank Pauline and her caregiver.  ... 
doi:10.1177/2055668319887864 pmid:32201596 pmcid:PMC7068748 fatcat:7xyjzpaz5rehxpnlobi4ac5t7y

Night optimised care technology for users needing assisted lifestyles

J. Augusto, M. Mulvenna, H. Zheng, H. Wang, S. Martin, P. McCullagh, J. Wallace
2013 Behavior and Information Technology  
Acknowledgements The NOCTURNAL team wishes to recognize the highly valuable input that several organizations and  ...  This was based upon the "time-and-place" matrix common in many ambient assisted living systems and currently in place for NOCTURNAL.  ...  The organization of the group of agents is novel for multi-agent systems deployed in Ambient Assisted Living systems.  ... 
doi:10.1080/0144929x.2013.816773 fatcat:kx6igjrvx5ckho6dybzqiljdvq

UWB-radar monitoring of movements in homes of elderly and disabled people — An interdisciplinary perspective (RADCARE)

Tobba T. Sudmann, Ingebjorg T. Borsheim, Knut Ovsthus, Tomasz Ciamulski, Frode F. Jacobsen
2015 2015 IEEE 8th International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications (IDAACS)  
Facilitating innovation and appropriation of ambient technology is part of this strategy. The present project relates to telecare as part of ambient assisted living.  ...  A system for preventing and detecting falls, or detecting other potential injurious situations e.g. as nocturnal seizures, is the main goal.  ...  Designing a system for detecting falls or other conditions detrimental for health as nocturnal seizures is the main goal.  ... 
doi:10.1109/idaacs.2015.7341402 dblp:conf/idaacs/SudmannBOCJ15 fatcat:omftbgwk2nem3mmh3ntcxwlxhq

Multi-agent Interactions for Ambient Assisted Living

James McNaull, Juan Carlos Augusto, Maurice Mulvenna, Paul McCullagh
2011 2011 Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Environments  
Multi-Agent Systems provide the software to analyse and understand the data emanating from sensor networks in support of Ambient Assisted Living.  ...  The system can respond to changes of context and tailor interventions and interactions based on the individual who is interacting with the interface.  ...  The intersection of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) [1] , Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) [2] and Context Aware Computing has forged a research area of ambient assisted interfaces.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ie.2011.56 dblp:conf/intenv/McNaullAMM11 fatcat:4p5hpqz5ejcvrjv2l2xvslfd5i

Moonstruck Primates: Owl Monkeys (Aotus) Need Moonlight for Nocturnal Activity in Their Natural Environment

Eduardo Fernández-Duque, Horacio de la Iglesia, Hans G. Erkert, Sharon Gursky-Doyen
2010 PLoS ONE  
inhibiting and enhancing effects of ambient luminance and temperature.  ...  Our results highlight the importance of the masking of circadian rhythmicity as a determinant of nocturnality in wild owl monkeys and suggest that the stimulatory effects of dim light in nocturnal primates  ...  Acknowledgments We are grateful to Marcelo Rotundo for capturing the owl monkeys and to him and field assistants for monitoring them. We thank A.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012572 pmid:20838447 pmcid:PMC2933241 fatcat:gpkyl7cl6zectjekrt3xiymn3a

Bats on a Budget: Torpor-Assisted Migration Saves Time and Energy

Liam P. McGuire, Kristin A. Jonasson, Christopher G. Guglielmo, Paul A. Bartell
2014 PLoS ONE  
We hypothesized that bats could mitigate similar ambient-temperature dependent costs by using a torpor-assisted migration strategy.  ...  By adjusting the time spent torpid, bats achieved a rate of energy expenditure independent of the ambient temperature encountered at stopover.  ...  Acknowledgments Thanks to Stuart Mackenzie and the staff and volunteers of the Long Point Bird Observatory for their assistance in the field.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0115724 pmid:25551615 pmcid:PMC4281203 fatcat:rojg47kcwbfwlmalhxgdkdsnzm

Multi-agent System Feedback and Support for Ambient Assisted Living

James McNaull, Juan Carlos Augusto, Maurice Mulvenna, Paul McCullagh
2012 2012 Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Environments  
Ambient Assisted Living solutions provide user assistance and support which is potentially both efficient and effective.  ...  This paper describes initial evaluation results for a Multi-Agent system prototype that provides assistance and support during the day and night through an interface that is adapted according to a person's  ...  Research is currently being conducted in the area of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) [3] as this may offer a possible solution by enabling a person to be provided with the required assistance and support  ... 
doi:10.1109/ie.2012.53 dblp:conf/intenv/McNaullAMM12 fatcat:hk67kxaaa5ds3pden33zhnzyd4

OntoDomus: A Semantic Model for Ambient Assisted Living System Based on Smart Homes

Hubert Kenfack Ngankam, Hélène Pigot, Sylvain Giroux
2022 Electronics  
Ambient assisted living (AAL) makes it possible to build assistance for older adults according to the person's context.  ...  This article presents OntoDomus, an ontology that describes, at several levels, the semantic interactions between ambient assisted living, context awareness, smart home, and Internet of Things, based on  ...  Ambient Assisted Living Assisted living technologies based on ambient intelligence are called ambient assisted living (AAL) systems.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics11071143 fatcat:zmsf36ttcnaz3ogz5hmuyu3o5m
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