Date Added: Nov 2011
The Safe Home Care project focuses on assembling safe home assisted-living environments built on autonomous Off-The-Shelf systems. The authors argue that these smart spaces will contribute to relieve the pressure on health systems by providing the means for ambulatory and daily life assistance. However, the integration of disparate sovereign systems will not be easy to accomplish since the number of interaction scenarios will be impossible to predict and evaluate a priori. Therefore, they propose the SHC reflective middleware framework, conceived with two goals in mind: manage the safe integration of off-the-shelf systems (cf. interference-free) by exploiting reflection and 3D virtual world simulation and provide non-intrusive pervasive interface mechanisms for home assisted-living actors.