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the increasing fraction of elderly people is becoming a more
and more essential task for today's societies. This especially
becomes important as Europe and industrialized countries
worldwide are confronted with this demographic shift.
According to ,at the end of the 19th century,life expectancy
for males and females in Europe was 45.7 and 49.6 years,
respectively while by the year 2000, this has increase a result,
the EU population that is becoming increasingly older. This is
even more a problem because looking at long-term projections,
the process of ageing is set to increase within industrialized
countries at an even faster pace. Based on the technology
developments, the healthcare community is looking for new
methods to meet these challenges and is seeking approaches
• 208 memories where they spend most of their time. Their
demands on their home environment will increase and
change with growing age - especially when their health
status starts to worsen. Disabled people have specific
requirements as for their home environment and its
All those issues, correlated with the rapid development of
new technologies which are revolutionizing the way we
promote health and predict, prevent and treat illness, have
triggered a major development of the telemedicine. The work
described in this paper is based on the UTI large experience in
R&D activities for system integration and product development
for personnel, assets and vehicles monitoring, e.g. the KTrackP
 used for patients remote monitoring.
II. SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE Telemedicine systems for monitoring patients into their
homes are distributed on large geographic areas and often
include components with different operational features. Thus,
due to the large scale and distributed architecture, a system of
systems (SoS) approach was adopted for an evolutionary
development of the components: patient monitoring, hospital
care, ambulance service guidance to intervention and on route
patient assistance, fITst responders emergency management.
Fig. 1 shows the overall...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2013 for the course IS 101 taught by Professor Siam during the Summer '13 term at King Saud University.
- Summer '13
- Computer Science