A Survey and Surveillance Issues in Smart Homes Environment for Assistive Living

A Survey and Surveillance Issues in Smart Homes Environment for Assistive Living

Ryan Patrick (Wright State University, USA) and Nikolaos Bourbakis (Wright State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0983-7.ch052
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A surveillance system for assisting the elderly in remaining independent in their familiar environment is one of the subjects interest in recent healthcare studies. When mature, it is expected that this system will have the ability to track objects that a resident may lose periodically, detect falls within the home, alert family members or healthcare professionals to abnormal behaviors. This paper addresses the early stages and issues of the development of such a system, the physical characteristics of the system that is being designed, early results, and guidance on the future work that will have to be completed in the future.
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2. A Light Comparison On Surveillance Systems

Here we offer a light comparison among several systems to show their progress towards completion and the features used for this comparison. In particular, we have used a number of elements (cost=E1, friendliness=E2, range=E3, calibration=E4, system-complexity=E5, software-complexity=E6, robustness= E7, scalability=E8, lifetime=E9, real-time=E10, reliability=E11, self-starting=E12, synthesis=E13, alternative-power=E14)) that users, engineers, and software developers would be concerned with in the production, deployment, and use of a surveillance system for a smart home.

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