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BMC Geriatrics, Volume 22, pp 1-34; https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-022-03424-6
Background and objectives: Smart technology in nursing home settings has the potential to elevate an operation that manages more significant number of older residents. However, the concepts, definitions, and types of smart technology, integrated medical services, and stakeholders’ acceptability of smart nursing homes are less clear. This scoping review aims to define a smart nursing home and examine the qualitative evidence on technological feasibility, integration of medical services, and acceptability of the stakeholders. Methods: Comprehensive searches were conducted on stakeholders’ websites (Phase 1) and 11 electronic databases (Phase 2), for existing concepts of smart nursing home, on what and how technologies and medical services were implemented in nursing home settings, and acceptability assessment by the stakeholders. The publication year was inclusive from January 1999 to September 2021. The language was limited to English and Chinese. Included articles must report nursing home settings related to older adults ≥ 60 years old with or without medical demands but not bed-bound. Technology Readiness Levels were used to measure the readiness of new technologies and system designs. The analysis was guided by the Framework Method and the smart technology adoption behaviours of elder consumers theoretical model. The results were reported according to the PRISMA-ScR. Results: A total of 177 literature (13 website documents and 164 journal articles) were selected. Smart nursing homes are technology-assisted nursing homes that allow the life enjoyment of their residents. They used IoT, computing technologies, cloud computing, big data and AI, information management systems, and digital health to integrate medical services in monitoring abnormal events, assisting daily living, conducting teleconsultation, managing health information, and improving the interaction between providers and residents. Fifty-five percent of the new technologies were ready for use in nursing homes (levels 6–7), and the remaining were proven the technical feasibility (levels 1–5). Healthcare professionals with higher education, better tech-savviness, fewer years at work, and older adults with more severe illnesses were more acceptable to smart technologies. Conclusions: Smart nursing homes with integrated medical services have great potential to improve the quality of care and ensure older residents’ quality of life.
Published: 13 July 2022
This work proposes a smart system that could be useful in the delivery of elderly care services. Elderly care is a set of services that are provided to senior citizens to help them have a more comfortable and independent life which would not be possible without these services. This proposed system is unique in that it combines the detection algorithm with the automatic update of the dataset. It also uses a heuristic mechanism to reduce false detections. This is on the premise that the AI effort is good, but it could be made better with the inclusion of heuristics. Fall detection accuracy is initially solved by the first classifier, then another classifier evaluates the result with inferences before evoking an alarm. It checks the location of the subject to use in its inferences. Hence the smart house design consists of two machine learning systems. One system performs human activity classification while the other performs fall occurrence detection. Of the eight different classification methods utilized, XGBoost was most accurate with an average of 97.65% during training. A customized dataset is then generated with newly labeled data hence improving system performance.
Wireless Personal Communications, Volume 123, pp 165-194; https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-021-09124-5
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PLOS ONE, Volume 16; https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0252756
Rapid technological development has revolutionized the industrial sector. Internet of Things (IoT) started to appear in many fields, such as health care and smart cities. A few years later, IoT was supported by industry, leading to what is called Industry 4.0. In this paper, a cloud-assisted fog-networking architecture is implemented in an IoT environment with a three-layer network. An efficient energy and completion time for dependent task computation offloading (ET-DTCO) algorithm is proposed, and it considers two quality-of-service (QoS) parameters: efficient energy and completion time offloading for dependent tasks in Industry 4.0. The proposed solution employs the Firefly algorithm to optimize the process of the selection-offloading computing mode and determine the optimal solution for performing tasks locally or offloaded to a fog or cloud considering the task dependency. Moreover, the proposed algorithm is compared with existing techniques. Simulation results proved that the proposed ET-DTCO algorithm outperforms other offloading algorithms in minimizing energy consumption and completion time while enhancing the overall efficiency of the system.
Published: 4 September 2020
Journal: IEEE Access
IEEE Access, Volume 8, pp 166117-166137; https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2020.3021943
Accidental falls are a major source of loss of autonomy, deaths, and injuries among the elderly. Accidental falls also have a remarkable impact on the costs of national health systems. Thus, extensive research and development of fall detection and rescue systems are a necessity. Technologies related to fall detection should be reliable and effective to ensure a proper response. This paper provides a comprehensive review on state-of-the-art fall detection technologies considering the most powerful deep learning methodologies. We reviewed the most recent and effective deep learning methods for fall detection and categorized them into three categories: Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) based systems, Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) based systems, and Auto-encoder based systems. Among the reviewed systems, three dimensional (3D) CNN, CNN with 10-fold cross-validation, LSTM with CNN based systems performed the best in terms of accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, etc. The reviewed systems were compared based on their working principles, used deep learning methods, used datasets, performance metrics, etc. This review is aimed at presenting a summary and comparison of existing state-of-the-art deep learning based fall detection systems to facilitate future development in this field.
Published: 1 November 2019
Conference: 2019 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM), 2019-11-18 - 2019-11-21, San Diego, United States
Human Activity Recognition (HAR) is a field that uses collected data to classify different human actions. One simple and general approach to HAR is to use the sensor data from a mobile device to recognize different patterns behind complex motions. Early studies show promising results on simple activities using manually selected features from accelerometer readings. As newer publicly available datasets include more complex data and activities, manual feature selection have become cumbersome, impractical and face limitations in finding the optimal feature sets for HAR. In this paper, we present an empirical approach to defining models of 3D tensor data structures from 2D time series data obtained from multiple sensors on a smart phone, and a new Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) model, which uses the tensor data and performs automatic feature extraction and classification for HAR. We use the public benchmark dataset, MobiAct v2.0, to train and validate our model, which achieved an overall better performance in classifying 11 Activities of Daily Living (ADL) than the state-of-the-art approaches. Compared to the approach presented by Chatzaki et al. which has a very high rate of misclassifications for car-step out (CSO), car-step in (CSI), sit to stand (CHU), and stand to sit (SCH) classes, our proposed approach has 15% higher sensitivity for each of these activities with the optimal number of training epochs being only 25.