Supporting Assisted Living by Using Wireless Sensor Networks

University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för Informationsvetenskap, Data– och Elektroteknik (IDE); Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för Informationsvetenskap, Data– och Elektroteknik (IDE)

Abstract:

Wireless Sensor Networks have to be very flexible and self-organizing, providing an ease way to be deployed. This feature is required due to a wide variety of possible applications and deployment scenarios in which they can be used. They can support different kinds of tools and applications in distinct areas, such as in agriculture, military, health care, home or factory automation, among other.

An assisted living system supported by a WSN is presented in this work. The main feature of this system is to locate and track inhabitant’s behaviour. The system has been implemented using Mica2 Motes, which were placed in different rooms in a house. In order to make the use of the WSN easier, this project investigated and used a middleware called TinyDB, which represents a key technology to improve the usability of WSN.

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