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BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter September 22, 2018

AAL Functions for Home Care and Security

A sensor floor supports residents and carers

  • Christl Lauterbach EMAIL logo , Axel Steinhage , Axel Techmer , Miguel Sousa and Raoul Hoffmann


We describe a holistic AAL concept for senior residences that is based on a large-area sensor floor. This system provides general home-automation functions such as light control, intrusion alarm and energy saving. However, advanced homecare features such as activity monitoring, fall detection and the discovery of changes in daily routines assist the resident and support the carer. After explaining the components and general working principle of the system, we describe how these applications are realized in practice. The focus lays on the unobtrusiveness, flexibility and multifunctionality of the solution.

Published Online: 2018-09-22
Published in Print: 2018-09-01

© 2018 the author(s), published by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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