SPECIAL SESSION #2

Active and Assisted Living Environments

ORGANIZED BY

Sara Sara Casaccia

Sara Casaccia

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Hernandez Alvaro Hernandez

Alvaro Hernandez

University of Alcala, Spain

Revel Gian Marco Revel

Gian Marco Revel

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

ABSTRACT

Living environments must be the place that help aging people to be independent, active and healthy. For this reason, living environments need to be age-friendly to guarantee an healthy life-style to all citizens, social interactions and capacity to participate to community life. In this context, Active and Assisted Living (AAL) technologies have a huge impact in providing age-friendly environments that support independent living and improve life-quality of aging people.

This special session is focused on technologies, methodologies and future perspective of AAL environments with a strong focus on new sensors and applications, including robotics, wearables, m-health systems, Artificial Intelligence, etc. Contributes that describe the development of AAL systems including metrology aspects, e.g. measurement uncertainty, sensors’ accuracy, etc., are well appreciated in order to provide examples of systems that implement different functionalities, with different target users, and in different possible environments.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS

Sara Casaccia is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (DIISM) of Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM). Her research focuses on sensors and measurement techniques for supporting people in life environments (e.g. comfort, wellbeing), data processing to extract complex information (e.g. using AI), sensors for health, buildings and industrial applications.

Alvaro Hernandez is a Professor at the Electronics Department from the University of Alcala (UAH). He received his PhD in Electronics and Systems from the Blaise Pascal University and the University of Alcala in 2003. His research focuses on ultrasonic sensory systems and positioning systems for ambient intelligence, as well as on electronic design and processing systems for enhancing and supporting healthy independent life.

Gian Marco Revel is Full Professor in Mechanical and Thermal Measurement at Università Politecnica delle Marche, where he is Rector Delegate for European Research. He received the Ph.D. degree in mechanical measurements from Università degli Studi di Padova in 1998. His research focuses on sensors and measurement technologies for buildings, health and industrial applications, with a particular focus on comfort and human behaviour and diagnostics.

WITH THE PATRONAGE OF

POLIMI DABC
GMEE
GMMT
Iris

SPONSORED BY

2SI