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Distress situation identification by multimodal data fusion for home healthcare telemonitoring

Abstract : The population age increases in all societies throughout the world. In Europe, for example, the life expectancy for men is about 71 years and for women about 79 years. For North America the life expectancy, currently is about 75 for men and 81 for women. Moreover, the elderly prefer to preserve their independence, autonomy and way of life living at home the longest time possible. The current healthcare infrastructures in these countries are widely considered to be inadequate to meet the needs of an increasingly older population. Home healthcare monitoring is a solution to deal with this problem and to ensure that elderly people can live safely and independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Automatic in-home healthcare monitoring is a technological approach which helps people age in place by continuously telemonitoring. In this thesis, we explore automatic in-home healthcare monitoring by conducting a study of professionals who currently perform in-home healthcare monitoring, by combining and synchronizing various telemonitoring modalities,under a data synchronization and multimodal data fusion platform, FL-EMUTEM (Fuzzy Logic Multimodal Environment for Medical Remote Monitoring). This platform incorporates algorithms that process each modality and providing a technique of multimodal data fusion which can ensures a pervasive in-home health monitoring for elderly people based on fuzzy logic.The originality of this thesis which is the combination of various modalities in the home, about its inhabitant and their surroundings, will constitute an interesting benefit and impact for the elderly person suffering from loneliness. This work complements the stationary smart home environment in bringing to bear its capability for integrative continuous observation and detection of critical situations.
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Hamid Medjahed. Distress situation identification by multimodal data fusion for home healthcare telemonitoring. Other. Institut National des Télécommunications, 2010. English. ⟨NNT : 2010TELE0002⟩. ⟨tel-00541876⟩



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