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Amy Loutfi

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A current vision in the area of ICT-supported independent living of the elderly involves populating the home with electronic devices ("things"), i.e. sensors and actuators, and linking them to the Internet. Creating such an Internet-of-Things (IoT) infrastructure is done with the ambition to provide automated information gathering and processing on top of which e-services can be built, E-care@home.

While the information can be stored in the form of PHRs, it needs to be linked with e.g. EHRs, home-service documentation and documentation generated by information from end-users and their informal caregivers. While these things need to “talk” to each other, the heterogeneity of the services, devices and communication technologies is a major challenge for expanding generic IoT technologies to efficient ICT-supported services for elderly. This project is designed to address this interoperability challenge.

Research funding bodies

  • The Knowledge Foundation