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Journal of Healthcare Engineering
Volume 2018, Article ID 4098237, 13 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/4098237
Research Article

An Elderly Care System Based on Multiple Information Fusion

College of Electronic Information, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Zhiwei He; nc.ude.udh@ehwz

Received 20 February 2017; Revised 14 May 2017; Accepted 21 November 2017; Published 15 January 2018

Academic Editor: Yong Yang

Copyright © 2018 Zhiwei He et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

With the development of social economy in the 21st century, and the rising of medical level, the aging of population have become a global trend. However lots of elderly people are in “empty nest” state. In order to solve the problem of high risk of daily life in this group, this paper proposed a method to integrate the information of video images, sound, infrared, pulse, and other information into the elderly care system. The whole system consists of four major components, that is, the main control board, the information acquisition boards, the server, and the client. The control board receives, processes and analyzes the data collected by the information acquisition boards, and uploads necessary information to the server, which are to be saved to the database. When something unexpected occurs to the elderly, the system will notify the relatives through the GPRS (general packet radio service) module. The system also provides an interface for the relatives to inquire the living status of the elderly through an app. The system can monitor the living status for the elderly with the characteristics of quick response, high accuracy, and low cost and can be widely applied to the elderly care at home.