SmartAssist: Open Infrastructure and Platform for AAL Services


In this paper we present the open health monitoring platform SmartAssist, which combines flexible in-home and mobile sensing features with a comprehensive social network that is designed to enhance communication between caretakers, caregivers and the community. SmartAssist supports the integration of new sensor types, algorithms, and mobile components through an integrated platform, which consists of an in-home sensor network; a web based service portal; and an extensible infrastructure for mobile devices. Through the adoption of open standards (Android, OSGi, OpenSocial, etc.), the system addresses issues of data protection and privacy, while simultaneously providing support for third-party extensions and context-aware services. In this paper, we will present the individual building blocks of the SmartAssist Platform as well as some illustrative example services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDistributed, Ambient, and Pervasive Interactions
EditorsNorbert Streitz, Constantine Stephanidis
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date01.07.2013
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-39350-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-39351-8
Publication statusPublished - 01.07.2013
EventFirst International Conference on Distributed, Ambient, and Pervasive Interactions - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 21.07.201326.07.2013


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