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Video Based Technology for Ambient Assisted Living: A review of the literature

Fabien, Cardinaux, Deepayan , Bhowmik, Charith, Abhayaratne and Mark S., Hawley (2011) Video Based Technology for Ambient Assisted Living: A review of the literature. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE), 3 (3). pp. 253-269. ISSN 1876-1364


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Ambient assisted living (AAL) has the ambitious goal of improving the quality of life and maintaining independence of older and vulnerable people through the use of technology. Most of the western world will see a very large increase in the number of older people within the next 50 years with limited resources to care for them. AAL is seen as a promising alternative to the current care models and consequently has attracted lots of attention. Recently, a number of researchers have developed solutions based on video cameras and computer vision systems with promising results. However, for the domain to reach maturity, several challenges need to be faced, including the development of systems that are robust in the real-world and are accepted by users, carers and society. In this literature review paper we present a comprehensive survey of the scope of the domain, the existing technical solutions and the challenges to be faced.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: This is an author produced version of a paper accepted for publication in 'Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE)'. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: Assisted Living, Computer Vision, Video, Monitoring
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Sheffield)
The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Dr Fabien Cardinaux
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2011 16:42
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 03:59
Published Version: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2010468
Status: Published
Publisher: IOS Press
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/42983

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