Sensors for Ambient Assisted Living and Smart Homes [chapter]

N. Martínez Madrid, J. Martínez Fernández, R. Seepold, J. C. Augusto
2012 Springer Series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors  
Smart homes have developed from science fiction in the middle of the XX century into a reality of the XXI century. Initial developments were centred in the automation of comfort, energy saving and safety. More recent developments are far more ambitious, aiming to facilitate independence of elderly through the support of daily living activities and to connect the human at home with the health and social services available. This chapter refers to a variety of technologies available for the
more » ... ment of such infrastructures and, without aiming to be an exhaustive survey, it provides a glance at the state of the art in the area. We provide a description of systems which have been developed to assess biometrical indicators of health such as blood pressure, sleeping patterns and stress, all of which have the potential to shape up the healthcare systems of the future.
doi:10.1007/5346_2012_36 fatcat:s3gwkq7kfjcqhmn2quoskhan7y