O. S. Gama1 , H. Martins2, C. Pereira1, S. Soares2, A. Valente2, V. S. Ribeiro3, P. Carvalho1, P. M. Mendes1Universidade do Minho1
Ambient Assisted Living is based on a set of technologies with the
aim to provide an enhanced support to people’s daily life. One
important field deals with the offer of new solutions for healthcare.
Those solutions intend to improve the population quality of life and
reduce costs associated with healthcare. Before that happens, new
platforms, hardware and software, must be available in order to acquire
and store the required signals, to process and extract information from
those signals, and to detect a set of features required to fire alarms
and/or electronic assistance. This paper presents a platform (hardware
and software) that was designed to acquire data from a subject, or from
a device, and send it to a remote hub. It was designed taking into
account its size, power autonomy, and quality of sfor one day.