Smart Camera Based Monitoring System and Its Application to Assisted Living
ABSTRACT Western societies are aging rapidly. An automated 24/7 surveillance to ensure safety of the elderly while respecting privacy becomes a major challenge. At the same time this is representative of novel and emerging video surveillance applications discovered lately besides the classic surveillance protection applications in airports, government buildings, and industrial plants. Three problems of current surveillance systems are identified. A distributed and automated smart camera based approach is proposed that addresses these problems. The proposed system's goal set is to analyze the real world and reflect all relevant-and only relevant-information live in an integrated virtual counterpart for visualization. It covers georeferenced person tracking and activity recognition (falling person detection). A prototype system installed in a home for assisted living has been running 24/7 for several months now and shows quite promising performance.
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ABSTRACT: Recent advances in computer vision technologies have made possible the development of intelligent monitoring systems for video surveillance and ambient-assisted living. By using this technology, these systems are able to automatically interpret visual data from the environment and perform tasks that would have been unthinkable years ago. These achievements represent a radical improvement but they also suppose a new threat to individual’s privacy. The new capabilities of such systems give them the ability to collect and index a huge amount of private information about each individual. Next-generation systems have to solve this issue in order to obtain the users’ acceptance. Therefore, there is a need for mechanisms or tools to protect and preserve people’s privacy. This paper seeks to clarify how privacy can be protected in imagery data, so as a main contribution a comprehensive classification of the protection methods for visual privacy as well as an up-to-date review of them are provided. A survey of the existing privacy-aware intelligent monitoring systems and a valuable discussion of important aspects of visual privacy are also provided.Expert Systems with Applications 06/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.eswa.2015.01.041 · 1.97 Impact Factor
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Conference Paper: An ambient assisted living framework for mobile environments[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Ambient assisted living (AAL) delivers IT solutions that aim to facilitate and improve lives of the disabled, elderly, and chronically ill people. Mobility is a key issue for elderly people because their physical activity, in general, improves their quality of life and keep health status. Then, this paper presents an AAL framework for caregivers and elderly people that allow them to maintain an active lifestyle without limiting their mobility. This framework includes four AAL tools for mobility environments: i) a fall detection mobile application; ii) a biofeedback monitoring system trough wearable sensors; iii) an outdoor location service through a shoe equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS); and iv) a mobile application for caregivers that take care of several elders confined to a home environment. The proposal is evaluated and demonstrated and it is ready for use.2014 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI); 06/2014