The world population is rapidly aging in industrialized countries and at a growing rate. As well as the percentage of elderly people is constantly increasing, so related health costs are augmenting, demanding novel technological solutions that both, enhance elder daily life independence and reduce the social and economic overhead of their hospitalization. The general framework of the presented work is about technological platforms for helping elder and handicapped people in a non-intrusive manner. The research in human motion monitoring, having in mind the particular objective of fall prevention, and the use of RFID technology combined with text to speech techniques are merged on a general purpose assistive platform able to help all kind of people, including those who has not impairment but are seeking to improve their quality of live.
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Juan Antonio Álvarez
Juan Antonio Ortega
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg