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Sensors (Basel). 2019 Mar 12;19(5). pii: E1258. doi: 10.3390/s19051258.

HABITAT: An IoT Solution for Independent Elderly.

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CIRI-Health Sciences & Technologies, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. elena.borelli@unibo.it.
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CIRI-Information and Communication Technologies, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. giacomo.paolini4@unibo.it.
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DEI-Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi", University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy. giacomo.paolini4@unibo.it.
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CIRI-Information and Communication Technologies, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. francesco.antoniazzi@unibo.it.
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DISI-Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. francesco.antoniazzi@unibo.it.
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INFN CNAF-Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics for the Research and Development in Information and Communication Technologies, 40127 Bologna, Italy. francesco.antoniazzi@unibo.it.
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CIRI-Information and Communication Technologies, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. marina.barbiroli@unibo.it.
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DEI-Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi", University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy. marina.barbiroli@unibo.it.
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CIRI-Information and Communication Technologies, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. francesca.benassi9@unibo.it.
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DEI-Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi", University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy. francesca.benassi9@unibo.it.
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DISI-Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. federico.chesani@unibo.it.
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CIRI-Health Sciences & Technologies, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. lorenzo.chiari@unibo.it.
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Romagna Tech s.c.p.a., 47121 Forlì, Italy. massimiliano.fantini@romagnainnovazione.it.
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CIRI-Information and Communication Technologies, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. franco.fuschini@unibo.it.
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DEI-Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi", University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy. franco.fuschini@unibo.it.
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DISI-Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. a.galassi@unibo.it.
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TekneHub, University of Ferrara, 44122 Ferrara, Italy. gcbgnd@unife.it.
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TekneHub, University of Ferrara, 44122 Ferrara, Italy. mbsslv@unife.it.
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CIRI-Information and Communication Technologies, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. melissa.licciardello@inf.ethz.ch.
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DEI-Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi", University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy. melissa.licciardello@inf.ethz.ch.
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CIRI-Health Sciences & Technologies, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. daniela.loreti@unibo.it.
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TekneHub, University of Ferrara, 44122 Ferrara, Italy. mrcmhl@unife.it.
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CIRI-Information and Communication Technologies, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. diego.masotti@unibo.it.
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DEI-Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi", University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy. diego.masotti@unibo.it.
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DISI-Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. paola.mello@unibo.it.
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CIRI-Health Sciences & Technologies, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. sabato.mellone@unibo.it.
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TekneHub, University of Ferrara, 44122 Ferrara, Italy. mncgpp@unife.it.
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DEI-Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi", University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy. carla.raffaelli@unibo.it.
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CIRI-Information and Communication Technologies, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. luca.roffia@unibo.it.
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DISI-Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. luca.roffia@unibo.it.
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CIRI-Information and Communication Technologies, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. tullio.salmoncinotti@unibo.it.
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DISI-Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. tullio.salmoncinotti@unibo.it.
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ARCES-Advanced Research Center on Electronic Systems "Ercole De Castro", University of Bologna, 40125 Bologna, Italy. tullio.salmoncinotti@unibo.it.
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CIRI-Health Sciences & Technologies, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. carlo.tacconi@unibo.it.
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CIRI-Health Sciences & Technologies, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. p.tamburini@unibo.it.
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DEI-Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi", University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy. marco.zoli5@unibo.it.
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CIRI-Information and Communication Technologies, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy. alessandra.costanzo@unibo.it.
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DEI-Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi", University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy. alessandra.costanzo@unibo.it.

Abstract

In this work, a flexible and extensive digital platform for Smart Homes is presented, exploiting the most advanced technologies of the Internet of Things, such as Radio Frequency Identification, wearable electronics, Wireless Sensor Networks, and Artificial Intelligence. Thus, the main novelty of the paper is the system-level description of the platform flexibility allowing the interoperability of different smart devices. This research was developed within the framework of the operative project HABITAT (Home Assistance Based on the Internet of Things for the Autonomy of Everybody), aiming at developing smart devices to support elderly people both in their own houses and in retirement homes, and embedding them in everyday life objects, thus reducing the expenses for healthcare due to the lower need for personal assistance, and providing a better life quality to the elderly users.

KEYWORDS:

Ambient Assisted Living; Internet of Things; Smart Home; User-Centered Design; active aging; elderly; independent

PMID:
30871107
PMCID:
PMC6427271
DOI:
10.3390/s19051258
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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