International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

Published By EverScience Publications

ISSN : 2395-0455

International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

Published By EverScience Publications

ISSN : 2395-0455

Design and Implementation of a Smart Home for the Elderly and Disabled

Author NameAuthor Details

Resul Das , Gurkan Tuna, Ayse Tuna

Resul Das [1]

Gurkan Tuna[2]

Ayse Tuna[3]

[1]Department of Software Engineering, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey.

[2]Department of Computer Programming, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey.

[3]School of Foreign Languages, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey.

Abstract

Different from the past, in recent years, an increasing number of technology solutions have been started to be designed for the elderly and disabled due to the aging population and increasing awareness about common problems of the disabled. In smart homes, a group of smart, networked devices and sensors can help make the elderly and disabled more independent by letting family members, relatives and doctors keep tabs from afar. Because there is significant interest from care providers who prefer to keep the elderly and disabled in their houses rather than caring them in assisted-living centers. Accordingly, in this study, a sample application of smart home technology is presented. In the presented application, a group of sensors are used to build an autonomous smart home. Although the presented application is just a simple example of how smart homes can be used, it has the potential of affecting all areas improving day to day life of the elderly and disabled.

Index Terms

Smart homes

networked sensors

intelligent monitoring

accessibility

prototype smart home

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