Integrating Cloud Computing, Internet-of-Things (IoT), and Community to Support Long-Term Care and Lost Elderly Searching

Jheng Jhe Sie, Shang Chen Yang, Zih Yun Hong, Chien Kai Liu, Jen-Jee Chen, Simon Cimin Li

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With the more and more serious population aging problem, the demand of long-term care is increasing. Actually, most of the aging people have the ability to take care of themselves, some warm concerns, medical advices, and timely remainders can effectively improve their living quality. Therefore, an automatic system to track and record elderly people's daily life and activities is required. In this paper, we propose a Long-term cArE-based Smart hOme platform (LAESO), which integrates the cloud, IoT, sensor networks, and community. The proposed LAESO platform combines with a variety of services, such as motion detection, activity detection and log, e-Care, indoor positioning, location-based real-time video monitoring, emergency notification, and lost elderly searching. Detected motions and activities of the elderly will be logged on to the cloud platform. With the log, e-Care can produce graphics and charts by doing statistics. Accordingly, family members and caregivers are able to understand the daily life and activity changes of the elderly. Moreover, we integrate the particle filter and 9-axis sensor to provide indoor positioning. LAESO platform also develops the emergency notification and location-based real-time video monitoring services to handle emergency events, i.e., the elderly falls down. Finally, we propose a novel lost elderly searching method, which combines the GPS positioning and crowd sensing to help find the missing elderly. Our real prototyping experience and some experimental results are also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 International Computer Symposium, ICS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509034383
StatePublished - 16 Feb 2017
Event2016 International Computer Symposium, ICS 2016 - Chiayi, Taiwan
Duration: 15 Dec 201617 Dec 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 International Computer Symposium, ICS 2016


Conference2016 International Computer Symposium, ICS 2016


  • Bluetooth Indoor Positioning
  • cloud computing
  • crowd sensing
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • long-term care


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