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Wireless Technologies for Ambient Assisted Living and Healthcare

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Wireless Technologies for Ambient Assisted Living and Healthcare: Systems and Applications provides a compendium of terms, definitions, and explanations of concepts and processes within the area of AAL. It focuses on innovative wireless solutions for smart home environments, which will positively contribute to independent living and quality of life for disabled and elderly individuals, as they rely less on caretakers and more on technology. Other topics include information and communication technologies related to health, new developments in distributed applications and interoperable systems, applications and services, wireless technologies and architectures for health monitoring systems, and wireless communication and sensor networks in smart living space.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: A Roadmap to the Introduction of Pervasive Information Systems in Healthcare
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PERVASIVE COMPUTING
    4. PERVASIVE INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN THE HEALTHCARE CONTEXT
    5. CONCLUSION
  7. Chapter 2: Role of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery in Managing Telecommunication Systems
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MAJOR DATA MINING APPLICATIONS IN TELECOMMUNICATION
    4. TYPES OF TELECOMMUNICATION DATA
    5. SUMMERY AND CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 3: Utilization of TETRA Networks for Health Information Transfer
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. TETRA NETWORKS
    5. SECURITY FUNCTIONS
    6. UTILIZATION OF TETRA NETWORK FOR HEALTH INFORMATION TRANSFER
    7. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 4: Application of Computational Intelligence Techniques in Managing Wireless Sensor Networks
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS ARCHITECTURE & POWER CONSUMPTION
    4. DESIGN FACTORS OF WSN AND THE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS SATISFYING WSN STANDARDS
    5. PROTOCOL STACK ARCHITECTURE OF THE WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS
    6. WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS APPLICATIONS
    7. SENSOR NETWORKS ROUTING PROTOCOLS
    8. TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
    9. APPLICATION OF INTELLIGENT AGENTS IN MANAGING WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS
    10. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 5: Mesh Wi-Fi Networks
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
    4. WLAN MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL
    5. NETWORK DISCOVERY
    6. CHANNEL ALLOCATION
    7. SYNCHRONIZATION
    8. ROUTING-FORWARDING
    9. HYBRID WIRELESS MESH PROTOCOL
    10. TREE BASED ROUTING
    11. ON DEMAND ROUTING IN HWMP
    12. SECURITY ON MESH WLAN NETWORKS
    13. QOS ON MESH NETWORKS
    14. WLAN MESH MEASUREMENTS
    15. MEASUREMENTS’ PARAMETERS
    16. TEST MEASUREMENTS
    17. DELAY MEASUREMENTS
    18. PACKET LOSS MEASUREMENTS
    19. HANDOVER EXPERIMENTS
    20. MIXED TRAFFIC
    21. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 6: WiMAX Networks
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HISTORY OF WIMAX
    4. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
    5. WIMAX PHYSICAL LAYER
    6. WIMAX MAC LAYER
    7. WIMAX REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE
    8. BASE STATION REGISTRATION SCENARIO
    9. PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
    10. NETWORK TOPOLOGY
    11. MEASUREMENTS
  12. Chapter 7: Wireless Solutions for Elderly People Assistance
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. AN OVERVIEW OF WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES
    4. WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES IN THE HEALTHCARE
    5. AN OVERVIEW OF EXISTING WIRELESS SYSTEMS APPLIED IN THE AAL
    6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORKS
  13. Chapter 8: Healthcare Oriented Smart House for Elderly and/or Disabled People
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION AND LITERATURE REVIEW
    3. SMART HOUSE WIRELESS STANDARD SELECTION
    4. SMART HOUSE SIMULATION USING CUSTODIAN SIMULATION TOOL
    5. SMART HOUSE SIMULATION SCENARIOS
    6. MEDICAL DATA MONITORING
    7. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 9: Management and Challenges Facing Wireless Sensor Networks in Telemedicine Applications
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION AND CHAPTER OVERVIEW
    3. WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS STRUCTURE
    4. NETWORK MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONALITIES
    5. SENSOR NETWORKS
    6. NETWORK MANAGEMENT MODELS AND TYPES
    7. EFFECT OF SECURITY ON QOS
    8. EFFECT ON QOS
    9. EXISTING TOPOLOGY MANAGEMENT ALGORITHMS
    10. FAILURE DETECTION IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS
    11. CHALLENGES AND DESIGN ISSUES
    12. SUMMERY AND CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 10: Security in Smart Home Environment
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SMART HOME CONCEPT
    4. SMART HOME NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY
    5. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS IN SMART HOME
    6. FACTORS AFFECTING THE SECURITY IN SMART HOME
    7. SECURITY THREATS IN SMART HOME
    8. SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES FOR SMART HOMES
    9. CONCLUDING REMARKS
  16. Chapter 11: The Concept of Interoperability for AAL Systems
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 INTRODUCTION: OVERVIEW OF AAL SYSTEMS
    3. 2 DEFINING INTEROPERABILITY
    4. 4 SYNTACTIC LEVEL
    5. 5 SEMANTIC LEVEL
    6. 6 MARKUP LANGUAGES
    7. 7 SPECIAL ISSUES
  17. Chapter 12: A Strategic Approach to e-health Interoperability Using e-government Frameworks
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INTEROPERABILITY FRAMEWORKS
    4. ADAPTING E-GOVERNMENT FRAMEWOKRS TO E-HEALTH
    5. CONCLUSION
  18. Compilation of References
  19. About the Contributors
  20. Index