ENABLE: a wrist worn device with integrated accessible services to support old people living independently and safely at home
Panek, P., Edelmayer, G., Oliver, D., Maguire, M., McCrindle, R.J., Nissen, J., Nussbaum, G., Stanek, O., Victor, C.R. and Zagler, W.L. (2007) ENABLE: a wrist worn device with integrated accessible services to support old people living independently and safely at home. In: 9th European Conference for Advamcement of Assistive Technology in Europe, San Sebastian, Spain.
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This RTD project, 2007-2009, is partly funded by the European Commission, in Framework Programme 6. It aims to assist elderly people for living well, independently and at case. ENABLE will provide a number of services for elderly people based on the new technology provided by mobile phones. The project is developing a Wrist unit with both integrated and external sensors, and with a radio frequency link to a mobile phone. Dedicated ENABLE software running on the wrist unit and mobile phone makes these services fully accessible for the elderly users. This paper outlines the fundamental motivation and the approach which currently is undertaken in order to collect the more detailed user needs and requirements. The general architecture and the design of the ENABLE system are outlined.