Assistive Home Automation Lab


The assistive home automation activities are focused on the assessment of the well-being of users in the domestic environment in the field of Active and Assisted Living (AAL). Ad hoc sensor networks are designed to monitor the behaviour, health and quality of life of people based on their needs and pathologies and advanced techniques to process data and signals are studied to define the user profile. The final aim is to allow the implementation of innovative services.
In this area, the following technologies are available:

  • Sensors to monitor physiological parameters
  • Wearable sensors
  • Sensor network for monitoring the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) of users in their home
  • Smart objects to install in the home environment (e.g. fridge, device to monitor the air quality)

The used sensors for the Assistive Home Automation activities are described in the table:

devices to measure physiological parameters Description
Multi-parametric belt ECG, heart and respiration rate, posture, acceleration module
Smart watch Heart rate and number of steps
Pressure meter Blood pressure
Oxymeter Oxygen saturation in blood
Glucometer Glicemia
Weight scale Body weight
Timpanic thermometer Timpanic temperature
Bitalino Electrodermal activity (EDA), Electromiography (EMG)
Devices to measure behavioural and environmental parameters Description
PIR sensors Movement
Smart fridge Door open/close, temperature
SNAP Air quality monitoring

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