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2013 Report Restricted

Middleware infrastructure for bed activity monitoring services
Palumbo F., Barsocchi P., Furfari F., Ferro E.
This work describes a service oriented middleware platform for Ambient Assisted Living and its use in two different bed activity services: bedsore prevention and sleeping monitoring. A detailed description of the middleware platform, its elements and interfaces, as well as a service that is able to classify some typical user's positions in the bed are presented. The key idea of this work is to leverage the presence of wireless sensor networks by collecting the received signal strength (RSS) measured among fixed general purpose wireless devices, deployed in the environment, and a wearable one.Source: ISTI Technical reports, 2013
Project(s): UNIVERSAAL via OpenAIRE

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The integration of ZigBee with the GiraffPlus robotic framework
Girolami M., Palumbo F., Furfari F., Chessa S.
Robotic ecologies often comprise a large number of envi- ronmental sensors and actuators, that, on the other hand, operate by means of their proper standards, among which ZigBee is one of the most widely used. Being designed to build autonomous sensor networks, the use of sensors based on ZigBee requires a deep knowledge of its logic and protocols. In order to facilitate interoperability between ZigBee sen- sors and external applications we designed ZB4O, an application-level gateway that exports ZigBee services in external networks. This paper describes the experience of integration of ZB4O and ZigBee networks within the robotic ecology GiraffPlus which is being developed within the EU project GiraffPlus.Source: ISTI Technical reports, 2013
Project(s): GIRAFF+ via OpenAIRE

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Middleware infrastructure for monitoring bed activity
Palumbo F. : Barsocchi P., Furfari F., Ferro E.
This work describes a service oriented middleware platform for Ambient Assisted Living and its use in two different bed activity services: bedsore prevention and sleeping monitoring. A detailed description of the middleware platform, its elements and interfaces, as well as a service that is able to classify some typical user's positions in the bed are presented. The key idea of this work is to leverage the presence of wireless sensor networks by collecting the received signal strength (RSS) measured among fixed general purpose wireless devices, deployed in the environment, and a wearable one.Source: DSP 2013 - DSP Application Day 2013. E-Conference & Webinars Special edition: Sensor Technology, Signal Processing, and Data Fusion, pp. 35–45, Milano, Italy, 10 maggio 2013
Project(s): UNIVERSAAL via OpenAIRE

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AAL middleware infrastructure for green bed activity monitoring
Palumbo F., Barsocchi P., Furfari F., Ferro E.
This paper describes a service oriented middleware platform for Ambient Assisted Living and its use in two different bed activity services: bedsore prevention and sleeping monitoring. A detailed description of the middleware platform, its elements and interfaces, as well as a service that is able to classify some typical user's positions in the bed are presented. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are supposed to be widely deployed in indoor settings and on people's bodies in tomorrow's pervasive computing environments. The key idea of this work is to leverage their presence by collecting the Received Signal Strength (RSS) measured among fixed general purpose wireless sensor devices, deployed in the environment, and a wearable one. The RSS measurements are used to classify a set of user's positions in the bed, monitoring the activities of the user, and thus supporting the bedsores and the sleep monitoring issues. Moreover, the proposed services are able to decrease the energy consumption by exploiting the context information coming from the proposed middleware.Source: ISTI Technical reports, 2013
Project(s): GIRAFF+ via OpenAIRE

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Steps toward end-to-end personalized AAL services
Cesta A., Coraci L., Cortellessa G., De Benedictis R., Orlandini A., Palumbo F., Stimec A.
Quite an amount of effort has been given in Ambient Assisted Living ap- plications to the issue of gathering continuous information at home, standardizing formats in order to create environments more easily, extracting further information from raw data using different techniques to reconstruct a context. One aspect that is rather important but less developed in current investigation is the design of person- alized end-to-end services for classes of users of such technology being them either primary user (older people) or secondary users (medical doctors, caregiver, rela- tives). This paper describes the current effort in the EU GIRAFFPLUS project for designing and implementing such services on top of a state-of-the-art continuous data gathering infrastructure. In particular after presenting the general integrated idea pursued in the project we will describe a service for personalized interaction and visualization and its specialization for primary and secondary users.Source: ISTI Technical reports, 2013
Project(s): GIRAFF+ via OpenAIRE

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2013 Journal article Open Access OPEN

AAL middleware infrastructure for green bed activity monitoring
Palumbo F., Barsocchi P., Furfari F., Ferro E.
This paper describes a service oriented middleware platform for Ambient Assisted Living and its use in two different bed activity services: bedsore prevention and sleeping monitoring. A detailed description of the middleware platform, its elements and interfaces, as well as a service that is able to classify some typical user's positions in the bed are presented. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are supposed to be widely deployed in indoor settings and on people's bodies in tomorrow's pervasive computing environments. The key idea of this work is to leverage their presence by collecting the Received Signal Strength (RSS) measured among fixed general purpose wireless sensor devices, deployed in the environment, and a wearable one. The RSS measurements are used to classify a set of user's positions in the bed, monitoring the activities of the user, and thus supporting the bedsores and the sleep monitoring issues. Moreover, the proposed services are able to decrease the energy consumption by exploiting the context information coming from the proposed middleware.Source: Journal of Sensors (Online) Online First 18 March 2013 (2013). doi:10.1155/2013/510126
DOI: 10.1155/2013/510126
Project(s): GIRAFF+ via OpenAIRE, UNIVERSAAL via OpenAIRE

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Multisensor data fusion for activity recognition based on reservoir computing
Palumbo F., Barsocchi P., Gallicchio C., Chessa S., Micheli A.
Ambient Assisted Living facilities provide assistance and care for the elderly, where it is useful to infer their daily activity for ensuring their safety and successful ageing. In this work, we present an Activity Recognition system that classifies a set of common daily activities exploiting both the data sampled by accelerometer sensors carried out by the user and the reciprocal Received Signal Strength (RSS) values coming from worn wireless sensor devices and from sensors deployed in the environment. To this end, we model the accelerometer and the RSS stream, obtained from a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN), using Recurrent Neural Networks implemented as efficient Echo State Networks (ESNs), within the Reser- voir Computing paradigm. Our results show that, with an appropriate configuration of the ESN, the system reaches a good accuracy with a low deployment cost.Source: EvAAL 2013 - Evaluating AAL Systems Through Competitive Benchmarking. International Competitions and Final Workshop, pp. 24–35, Madrid-Valencia, Spain, July and September 2013
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-41043-7_3
Project(s): UNIVERSAAL via OpenAIRE

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GiraffPlus - Second Prototype of sensors, Giraff platform and network system
Palumbo F., Furfari F., Cardaci A., Lindén M., Koshmak G., Von Rump S., Coradeschi S., Loufti A., Stimec Al.
This document reports on the second prototype of the system that is going to be deployed and installed at 6 test sites. The second prototype at month 18 provides the Giraff robot and the sensors integrated in a flexible and robust communication infrastructure. A middleware solution helps to integrate the software components developed by the WP3 and WP4 and enhanced Giraff platform with safer and semi-autonomous mobility features. Currently the prototype includes the Giraff robot, the Look4Myhealth kit, the monitoring sensors from Tunstall, additional environmental sensors, a physiological sensor for pulse oximetry measurements based on Android, the context recognition and configuration planning modules, and the remote storage and repository to collect user data. A new olfactory sensor is also considered that can be placed in strategic location like the fridge or near the garbage can and give alarms if needed. A new version of the middleware is presented and the semi-autonomy features for the giraffe robot are described.Source: Project report, GiraffPlus, Deliverable D2.2, 2013
Project(s): GIRAFF+ via OpenAIRE

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The integration of ZigBee with the GiraffPlus robotic framework
Girolami M., Palumbo F., Furfari F., Chessa S.
Robotic ecologies often comprise a large number of envi- ronmental sensors and actuators, that, on the other hand, operate by means of their proper standards, among which ZigBee is one of the most widely used. Being designed to build autonomous sensor networks, the use of sensors based on ZigBee requires a deep knowledge of its logic and protocols. In order to facilitate interoperability between ZigBee sen- sors and external applications we designed ZB4O, an application-level gateway that exports ZigBee services in external networks. This paper describes the experience of integration of ZB4O and ZigBee networks within the robotic ecology GiraffPlus which is being developed within the EU project GiraffPlus.Source: Evolving Ambient Intelligence, edited by Michael J. O'Grady, Hamed Vahdat-Nejad, Klaus-Hendrik Wolf, Mauro Dragone, Juan Ye, Carsten Röcker, Gregory O'Hare, pp. 86–101, 2013
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04406-4_10
Project(s): GIRAFF+ via OpenAIRE

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2013 Conference article Open Access OPEN

GiraffPlus: combining social interaction and long term monitoring for promoting independent living
Coradeschi S., Cesta A., Cortellessa G., Coraci L., Gonzales J., Karlsson L., Furfari F., Loufti A., Orlandini A., Palumbo F., Pecora F., Von Rump S., Stimec A., Ullberg J., Otslund B.
Early detection and adaptive support to changing individual needs related to ageing is an important challenge in today's society. In this paper we present a system called GiraffPlus that aims at addressing such a challenge and is developed in an on-going European project. The system consists of a network of home sensors that can be automatically configured to collect data for a range of monitoring services; a semi-autonomous telepresence robot; a sophisticated context recognition system that can give high-level and long term interpretations of the collected data and respond to certain events; and personalized services delivered through adaptive user interfaces for primary users. The system performs a range of services including data collection and analysis of long term trends in behaviors and physiological parameters (e.g. relating to sleep or daily activity); warnings, alarms and reminders; and social interaction through the telepresence robot. The latter is based on the Giraff telepresence robot, which is already in place in a number of homes. Particular emphasis is put on user evaluation outside the laboratories. A distinctive aspect of the project is that the GiraffPlus system will be installed and evaluated in at least 15 homes of elderly people. The concept of "useworthiness" is central in order to assure that the GiraffPlus system provides services that are easy to use and worth using. In addition, by using existing and affordable components we strive to achieve a system that is affordable and close to commercialization.Source: HSI 2013 - The 6th International Conference on Human System Interaction, pp. 578–585, Sopot, Poland, 06-08 June 2013
DOI: 10.1109/hsi.2013.6577883
Project(s): GIRAFF+ via OpenAIRE

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