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Ubiquitous-health (U-Health) monitoring systems for elders and caregivers
Author(s): Gyu Moon; Kyung-won Lim; Young-min Yoo; Hye-min An; Ki Seop Lee; Harold Szu
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents two aordable low-tack system for household biomedical wellness monitoring. The rst system, JIKIMI (pronounced caregiver in Korean), is a remote monitoring system that analyzes the behavior patterns of elders that live alone. JIKIMI is composed of an in-house sensing system, a set of wireless sensor nodes containing a pyroelectric infrared sensor to detect the motion of elders, an emergency button and a magnetic sensor that detects the opening and closing of doors. The system is also equipped with a server system, which is comprised of a database and web server. The server provides the mechanism for web-based monitoring to caregivers. The second system, Reader of Bottle Information (ROBI), is an assistant system which advises the contents of bottles for elders. ROBI is composed of bottles that have connected RFID tags and an advice system, which is composed of a wireless RFID reader, a gateway and a remote database server. The RFID tags are connected to the caps of the bottles are used in conjunction with the advice system These systems have been in use for three years and have proven to be useful for caregivers to provide more ecient and eective care services.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8058, Independent Component Analyses, Wavelets, Neural Networks, Biosystems, and Nanoengineering IX, 80581J (8 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887532
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Gyu Moon, Hallym Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Kyung-won Lim, Hallym Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Young-min Yoo, Hallym Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Hye-min An, Hallym Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Ki Seop Lee, Hallym Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Harold Szu, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8058:
Independent Component Analyses, Wavelets, Neural Networks, Biosystems, and Nanoengineering IX
Harold Szu, Editor(s)

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