Impact of Wireless Communications Technologies on Elder People Healthcare: Smart Home in Australia

  • Antonio Mageroski Charles Sturt University
  • Abeer Alsadon Charles Sturt University
  • Chandana Withana Charles Sturt University
  • Linh Pham Charles Sturt University

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Abstract

Over the last three decades, there has been a dramatic rise in ageing populations in most countries. Older people are remaining in nursing home care due to the fact that general services and medical support are provided. However, these environments often negatively affect older people due to high cost, limited staff and the social impacts they have. A way to overcome these challenges is to place the elderly instead of the Nursing Homes in a Smart Home environment. In other words, by implementing such technology, older people are able to remain at home, instead of going to nursing homes and pay the extremely high cost. 


The aim of this study is to describe the impact of wireless communications technologies on both nursing home and smart home. Using smart wireless sensors, wireless communication and ambient intelligent systems, it is possible to create systems capable of measuring vital signs of the patient at home. This is based on exchanging signals (information) between the sensor and the data server from already deployed sensors (infrared or camera) or wearable smart sensors, allowing older people to stay at home.

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Author Biographies
Antonio Mageroski

School of Computing and Mathematics, Charles Sturt University, Sydney Campus, Australia

Abeer Alsadon

School of Computing and Mathematics, Charles Sturt University, Sydney Campus, Australia

Chandana Withana

School of Computing and Mathematics, Charles Sturt University, Sydney Campus, Australia

Linh Pham

School of Computing and Mathematics, Charles Sturt University, Sydney Campus, Australia

Published
Vol 21 No 7, Dec 29, 2017
How to Cite
A. Mageroski, A. Alsadon, C. Withana, and L. Pham, “Impact of Wireless Communications Technologies on Elder People Healthcare: Smart Home in Australia”, Engineering Journal (Eng. J.), vol. 21, no. 7, pp. 263-273, Dec. 2017.

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