Workshop on ICT-enabled services and technologies for eHealth and Ambient Assisted Living

Friday, 12 June 2015 • 09:00 – 18:00

WS-08: ICT-enabled Services and Technologies for eHealth and Ambient Assisted Living

Organizer: Sofoklis Kyriazakos (CTIF, Aalborg University, Denmark)

This workshop aims to provide a discussion framework towards enhanced AAL support for seniors with different types of diseases. The workshop will focus on:

• State of the Art, namely the current landscape of AAL initiatives, their innovative approaches and drawbacks.

• Interaction and service design concepts that view AAL systems from a user’s perspective.

• Edge technology solutions such as wearable and non-wearable sensors monitoring users’ vital signs, domotics systems monitoring critical in-home parameters, notification systems sending relevant data to medical experts or family members, etc.

• Regulatory framework and the role of the National Health System

The workshop will attract experienced professionals and researchers in the field to discuss innovative approaches and pinpoint the current gaps in the field with the goal to contribute to the development of a roadmap for AAL. The workshop will stimulate open discussions and exchange of participants’ personal experience and insights.

Welcome Session

Keynote "Supporting Solutions for Seniors. The Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme"

Rafael de Andres Medina, the President of the AAL Association, will present supporting solutions for senior citizens. The Active Assisted Living (AAL) Joint Programme (JP) is a funding activity of the EC that aims to create better condition of life for the older adults and to strengthen the industrial opportunities in Europe through the use of information and communication technology (ICT). It carries out its mandate through the funding of across-national projects that involves small and medium enterprises (SME), research bodies and user's organizations representing the older adults.

AAL Platforms and Systems

Context extraction in the caring home: Infrastructure and algorithms
Stefanos Astaras and Aristodemos Pnevmatikakis (Athens Information Technology, Greece)
pp. 228-233
AAL ontology: from design to validation
Andrej Grguric (Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Croatia); Darko Huljenic (Ericsson Nikola Tesla d. d., Croatia); Miran Mosmondor (Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Croatia)
pp. 234-239
Interoperable eHealth Platform for Personalized Smart Services
Mihail Mihaylov (Center for TeleInfrastruktur, Denmark); Albena Mihovska and Sofoklis Kyriazakos (Aalborg Universitet, Denmark); Ramjee Prasad (Aalborg University, Denmark)
pp. 240-245
An IoT based Intelligent Building Management System for Ambient Assisted Living
Elias Z. Tragos (Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece); Magda Foti (Converge ICT Solutions & Services S.A., Greece); Manolis Surligas (University of Crete & Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Institute of Computer Science, Greece); Stefanos Papadakis (FORTH-ICS, Greece); George Labropoulos and Stelios Pournaras (Converge ICT Solutions & Services S.A., Greece); Vangelis Angelakis (Linköping University, Sweden)
pp. 246-252
An Ubiquitous Multiple-radio Patient Vital Sign Capture Platform
Quang-Dung Ho, Anh-Tuan Dang and Tho Le-Ngoc (McGill University, Canada)
pp. 253-258
A Game Theoretical Approach for Interference Mitigation in Body-to-Body Networks
Amira Meharouech (Université Paris Descartes, Tunisia); Jocelyne Elias (Paris Descartes University & Sorbonne Paris Cité, France); Stefano Paris (Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. & Université Paris Descartes - Sorbonne Paris Cité, France); Ahmed Mehaoua (University of Paris Descartes, France)
pp. 259-264
Time Synchronization and Data Fusion for RGB-Depth Cameras and Inertial Sensors in AAL Applications
Enea Cippitelli, Samuele Gasparrini, Ennio Gambi and Susanna Spinsante (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy); Jonas Wahslen and Ibrahim Orhan (KTH, Sweden); Thomas Lindh (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
pp. 265-270
A Multi-modal Sensor Infrastructure for Healthcare in a Residential Environment
Przemyslaw Woznowski, Xenofon Fafoutis, Terence Song and Sioan Hannuna (University of Bristol, United Kingdom); Massimo Camplani (Univ Bristol, United Kingdom); Lili Tao, Adeline Paiement, Evangelos Mellios, Mo Haghighi, Ni Zhu, Dima Damen, Majid Mirmehdi, Robert J Piechocki, Dritan Kaleshi, Ian Craddock, Tilo Burghardt and Geoffrey Hilton (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)
pp. 271-277

User-centric Services and Devices

An ECG T-wave Anomalies Detection Using a Lightweight Classification Model for Wireless Body Sensors
Medina Hadjem (Université Paris Descartes, France); Farid Naït-Abdesselam (Paris Descartes University, France)
pp. 278-283
Human Activity Analysis for in-home Fall Risk Assessment
Daniele Liciotti, Gionata Massi, Emanuele Frontoni, Adriano Mancini and Primo Zingaretti (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy)
pp. 284-289
Recognition of Human Daily Activities
Krasimir Tonchev, Yuliyan Velchev, Strahil Sokolov, Vladimir K. Poulkov and Georgi Balabanov (Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria)
pp. 290-293
Matching Between Physiological Sensor and Smartphone based on RR Intervals Time Series
Giorgio Quer (University of California San Diego, USA); Matteo Danieletto (University of Padua & University of California San Diego, Italy)
pp. 294-299

Panel "Challenges and Trends for Ambient Assisted Living"

This panel will present and discuss challenges and trends for Ambient Assisted Living. The EC project eWALL will present its activities and will answer questions of the audience with regards to technology achievements, users' feedback, regulatory framework, sustainability and financing of such solutions.