Modeling Situation-Aware Ambient Assisted Living Systems for Eldercare

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Abstract

The development of ambient assisted living (AAL) systems, which are tailored to health or elder care, requires specific methods and tools. AAL systems make often use of wireless sensor networks, machine learning algorithms and sensory devices. Since wireless sensor networks and their sensors are inhomogeneous, it became apparent that such systems need to cope with different hardware platforms, different programming languages, unreliable wireless communication, energy constraints, data analysis algorithms, recognition of situations, and deployment options. Developers to date tend to use a bottom-up approach: hardware components dictate the development of AAL systems and thereby restrict the range of use cases that can be realized; domain experts by contrast would prefer a top-down approach and model the system's functionality independently from the hardware platform. Currently available software development environments and tools do not adequately support domain experts and developers to accomplish these tasks efficiently. This paper presents methods that support domain experts in their top-down approach, as well as technically experienced developers in their bottom-up approach. The implemented tools enable a model-driven software development process (from platform-independent modeling to generating AAL application code) and thus facilitate programming AAL systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITNG 2009 - 6th International Conference on Information Technology
Subtitle of host publicationNew Generations
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Pages1214-1219
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780769535968
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event6th International Conference on Information Technology : New Generations, ITNG 2009 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 27 Apr 200929 Apr 2009
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Publication series

NameITNG 2009 - 6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Information Technology : New Generations, ITNG 2009
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period27.04.200929.04.2009
Internet address

Keywords

  • AAL
  • MDSD
  • Wireless sensor networks

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