Smart home simulation model for synthetic sensor datasets generation

  • Darío Weitz Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Rosario
  • Denis María Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Rosario
  • Franco Lianza Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Rosario
  • Nicole Schmidt Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Rosario
  • Juan Pablo Nant Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Rosario
Keywords: Smart home, intelligent environment systems, sensors, simulation, elderly people.

Abstract

World population is ageing due to longer life expectancy worldwide. There is a trend in elderly people to live alone in their habitual residences in spite of health and safety risks. Smart Homes, intelligent environment systems deployed at elderly homes can act as early warning systems trying to forecast the worsening or exacerbation of the resident chronic conditions. Access to sensor datasets is essential for the development of an efficient real smart home. Procurement of such datasets is subject to several restrictions and difficulties. This paper describes the generation of synthetic datasets by means of a simulation model as a suitable alternative previous to the deployment of a real monitoring system. The collection of synthetic datasets will be used during the next project step to train and evaluate activity recognition methods and algorithms. 

Author Biographies

Darío Weitz, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Rosario

Chemical Engineer, Master in International Relationships. Associated professor at the Facultad Regional Rosario, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Rosario, Argentina, in “Control theory” and “Simulation”. Project Director in “Sensors and systems for environments that improve monitoring and remote assistance to older people” - Code: PID UTN 3784 

 

Denis María, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Rosario

Last year student of Systems and Informatics Engineering at Facultad Regional Rosario, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Rosario, Argentina 

Franco Lianza, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Rosario

Last year student of Systems and Informatics Engineering at Facultad Regional Rosario, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Rosario, Argentina 

Nicole Schmidt, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Rosario

Last year student of Systems and Informatics Engineering at Facultad Regional Rosario, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Rosario, Argentina 

Juan Pablo Nant, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Rosario

Last year student of Systems and Informatics Engineering at Facultad Regional Rosario, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Rosario, Argentina 

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Published
2016-12-01
Section
Original Research