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Personalized Elderly Assistive Home Care Using 3G Networks

B. Fong1, K. F. Tsang2, and C. K. Li3
1. University of Hong Kong
2. City University of Hong Kong
3. Neo Mechanics Limited

Abstract— Population aging in many metropolitan cities would certainly grow at a rate that far exceeds any expansion to hospital capacity driving an urgent need to reduce the demand for hospital services by elderly citizens. To promote health awareness among those living alone, issuing condition based reminders and alerts, and continual monitoring for those at risk therefore become an important preventive measure where participants will be able to carry out their daily tasks while enjoying their retirement lives with some peace of mind. The system also serves senior citizens with different medication needs for chronic diseases using a prognostics methodology.

Index Terms—Assistive care, remote patient monitoring, smart home technology, telemedicine

Cite: B. Fong, K. F. Tsang, and C. K. Li, "Personalized Elderly Assistive Home Care Using 3G Networks," Journal of Advances in Information Technology, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 136-141, August, 2013.doi:10.4304/jait.4.3.136-141