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Performance analysis of an adaptable home healthcare solution
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-:|
13th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2011 : Columbia, Missouri, USA, 13 - 15 June 2011
Piscataway/NJ: IEEE, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-61284-695-8 (Print)
|International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom) <13, 2011, Columbia/Mo.>|
The ongoing demographic changes in the European population are consistently stressing healthcare systems with an increasing number of elderly and chronically ill patients. In order to reach an economically and socially viable solution, home healthcare monitoring systems have been exploited. In this paper, we present the eCAALYX project, a manageable, expandable, inter-operable and low-cost Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) solution. Specifically we focus on the Home Gateway component. The eCAALYX Home Gateway relies in the use of open standardized protocols, as well as a modular architecture in order to create an unifying layer between sensors from several manufacturers and different caretaker entities. The performance analysis of our Home Gateway implementation indicates that such a system can run reliably on currently available off-the-shelf equipment, suggesting the practicability of a real-world deployment.