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Ambient Assisted Living in Rural Areas: Vision and Pilot Application

Hungary

Rural areas cover 90% of the EU’s territory and half of the Europeans live in these areas. It is of high priority to ensure the full participation right of these people in the information society, which means considering them during the newest developments (such as AAL) as well. In this paper, we envision a PDA-centered medical sensor system setup that is suitable for the AAL homecare scenario and identify a problem that can easily arise in rural areas. Additionally, we intruduce a pilot application that can act as the seed of the envisioned system and gives an answer to the identified problems.

Read more: http://www.inf.u-szeged.hu/~akiss/pub/pdf/havasi_aalrural.pdf