Minimal Hardware Bluetooth Tracking for Long-Term At-Home Elder Supervision

Kelly, Damien and McLoone, Sean F. and Farrell, Ronan (2010) Minimal Hardware Bluetooth Tracking for Long-Term At-Home Elder Supervision. In: EMBC 2010 Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., pp. 2136-2140. ISBN 9781424441235

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The ability to automatically detect the location of an elder within their own home is a significant enabler of remote elder supervision and interaction applications. This location information is typically generated via a myriad of sensors throughout the home environment. Even with high sensor redundancy, there are still situations where traditional elder monitoring systems are unable to resolve the location of the elder. This work develops a minimal infrastructure radio-frequency localisation system for long-term elder location tracking. An RFID room-labelling technique is employed and with it, the localisation system developed in this work is shown to exhibit superior performance to more traditional localisation systems in realistic long-term deployments.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: The final and definitive version of this article is available at DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5627279
Keywords: Bluetooth; geriatrics; patient monitoring; radiofrequency identification; telemedicine;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
Item ID: 3958
Depositing User: Dr. Ronan Farrell
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 15:34
Publisher: IEEE
Refereed: Yes

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