Designing sustainable systems is challenging since economic, environmental and social factors must be considered. It is particularly hard when heavy interaction with humans take place. The smart home is an example: it is finalized to increase the comfort of dwellings and optimize the devices’ behaviour as well as the consumed resources in relation to the users’ habits. Elderly represent a special category of users characterized by specific needs: therefore, the design of a smart home is particularly critical since elderly require support in their everyday activities, control of their own lifestyle monitoring, and consciousness about the devices’ behaviours. As a consequence, smart home are usually complicated, expensive and not suitable for elderly. This paper defines a methodology to design sustainable smart home systems for elderly. An intelligent network monitoring the users’ wellbeing and assuring a controlled use of objects and resources is defined and verified on a case study.

Design of Sustainable Smart Homes for Elderly / Peruzzini, Margherita; Germani, Michele; Papetti, Alessandra; Iualè, Matteo. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DESIGN SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 1630-7267. - 22:1(2016), pp. 7-30.

Design of Sustainable Smart Homes for Elderly

PERUZZINI, MARGHERITA;
2016

Abstract

Designing sustainable systems is challenging since economic, environmental and social factors must be considered. It is particularly hard when heavy interaction with humans take place. The smart home is an example: it is finalized to increase the comfort of dwellings and optimize the devices’ behaviour as well as the consumed resources in relation to the users’ habits. Elderly represent a special category of users characterized by specific needs: therefore, the design of a smart home is particularly critical since elderly require support in their everyday activities, control of their own lifestyle monitoring, and consciousness about the devices’ behaviours. As a consequence, smart home are usually complicated, expensive and not suitable for elderly. This paper defines a methodology to design sustainable smart home systems for elderly. An intelligent network monitoring the users’ wellbeing and assuring a controlled use of objects and resources is defined and verified on a case study.
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Design of Sustainable Smart Homes for Elderly / Peruzzini, Margherita; Germani, Michele; Papetti, Alessandra; Iualè, Matteo. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DESIGN SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 1630-7267. - 22:1(2016), pp. 7-30.
Peruzzini, Margherita; Germani, Michele; Papetti, Alessandra; Iualè, Matteo
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