By Sauro Longhi, Pietro Siciliano, Michele Germani, Andrea Monteriù
This publication provides the refereed complaints of the Fourth Italian discussion board on Ambient Assisted dwelling (AAL), held in Ancona, Italy, in October 2013. quite a lot of matters are coated and new technological advancements are defined as a way to aid the autonomy and independence of people with targeted wishes via an leading edge and built-in technique, designed to answer the socio-economic demanding situations of an getting older inhabitants. issues addressed contain: future health and wellbeing and fitness, prevention and rehabilitation and help for care companies; energetic getting older and its social implications; companies for the frail aged with illnesses and their households; nutrients; ICT platforms/technologies for the advantage of the aged; domestic automation and keep an eye on applied sciences (autonomy, safeguard and effort saving); shrewdpermanent towns and shrewdpermanent groups; telemedicine, telerehabilitation, and telecare; mobility, participation and social inclusion; video games and enjoyable for the aged; development layout; social housing; interface layout and interplay (accessibility, acceptance); social guidelines to inspire and help lively getting older; enterprise versions, marketplace research and improvement of sustainable financing and enterprise and ethics, privateness and knowledge defense. Many experimental validations in keeping with consumer trials and value checking out are provided and mentioned. the data and insights supplied during this booklet might help researchers and others fascinated by AAL to appreciate proper societal traits, novel technological advancements and urgent challenges.
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Improved UWB Radar Signal Processing 25 Fig. 1 Reference UWB radar system architecture 2 Radar System The reference model for the radar system considered in this paper is shown in Fig. 1. The computer program developed to simulate the system involves the generation, every Tr p seconds, of UWB pulses which are reflected at a distance d from the transmitter (corresponding to the position of the patient’s thoracic surface with respect to the radar sensor), and a receiver block that processes returning echoes.
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75 mm. 125 mm will not be revealed. It is evident that the very small movements of the thoracic surface due to heartbeat are very difficult to reveal, unless a very heavy sampling processing in the fast time domain is used. On the other hand, the radar capability of distinguishing among different objects depends on the time duration of the pulses used. The waveform selected for the transmitted signal is a Gaussian monocycle: −τ 2 p(τ ) = −C · τ · e 2σ 2 , σ = Tp 2π (3) √ When the constant value C equals e/σ , the maximum value of the Gaussian monocycle waveform is one; T p is the pulse duration and it affects, together with the propagation speed ν p , the spatial resolution of the radar, according to the following equation: Dsr = ν p T p /2 (4) Very short pulses may allow to detect and discriminate reflections originating from objects spatially close to each other.