A Multi-agent Approach to Smart Home Sensors for the Elderly based on an Open Hardware Architecture: A Model for Participatory Evaluation

Katsumi Wasaki, Masaaki Niimura, Nobuhiro Shimoi

Abstract

In this position paper, we present the design and implementation of an in-home sensor agent as an Internet of Things (IoT) smart device system based on an open hardware architecture. This sensor agent is designed to be connected to a wireless network in the target individual’s home where it collects trigger information from various switches, motion detection sensors in the room, along with the pillow and bed. We began our study by conducting a complete requirement analysis to determine the functions required for the home sensors. Next, we examined the proposed system terms of its hardware and software requirements and fabricated working prototypes. Here, it should be noted that the hardware and software were designed to aggregate connections with various composite sensor devices in order to allow trigger collection and processing. Finally, we reviewed visualization techniques for displaying the analytical results of the monitoring under normal conditions and emergency situations.

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in Harvard Style

Wasaki K., Niimura M. and Shimoi N. (2017). A Multi-agent Approach to Smart Home Sensors for the Elderly based on an Open Hardware Architecture: A Model for Participatory Evaluation . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH, ISBN 978-989-758-265-3, pages 386-391. DOI: 10.5220/0006479103860391


in Bibtex Style

@conference{simultech17,
author={Katsumi Wasaki and Masaaki Niimura and Nobuhiro Shimoi},
title={A Multi-agent Approach to Smart Home Sensors for the Elderly based on an Open Hardware Architecture: A Model for Participatory Evaluation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,},
year={2017},
pages={386-391},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006479103860391},
isbn={978-989-758-265-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,
TI - A Multi-agent Approach to Smart Home Sensors for the Elderly based on an Open Hardware Architecture: A Model for Participatory Evaluation
SN - 978-989-758-265-3
AU - Wasaki K.
AU - Niimura M.
AU - Shimoi N.
PY - 2017
SP - 386
EP - 391
DO - 10.5220/0006479103860391