Presentation Abstract: Remote Elderly Care Monitoring in WASP
Source: Imperial College London
The European project "Wireless Accessible Sensor Populations" (WASP) aims to develop cost-efficient solutions to facilitate WSN deployment and application-driven optimization. This paper addresses the deployment set-up and trials undertaken to enable continuous monitoring of elderly persons using unobtrusive (body-worn and ambient) wireless sensors. Such monitoring is intended to support elderly in (semi-) independent living settings through remote care services as well as to provide health workers with effective means of continuous detection of transient deterioration and behaviour changes that are difficult to capture by current episodic and infrequent check-ups on a person's health.