Smart home simulation model for synthetic sensor datasets generation

Darío Weitz, Denis María, Franco Lianza, Nicole Schmidt, Juan Pablo Nant


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. 


Smart home; intelligent environment systems; sensors; simulation; elderly people.

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