CAALYX: a new generation of location-based services in healthcare

Maged N Kamel Boulos, Artur Rocha, Angelo Martins, Manuel Escriche Vicente, Armin Bolz, Robert Feld, Igor Tchoudovski, Martin Braecklein, John Nelson, Gearóid O Laighin, Claudio Sdogati, Francesca Cesaroni, Marco Antomarini, Angela Jobes, Mark Kinirons

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Recent advances in mobile positioning systems and telecommunications are providing the technology needed for the development of location-aware tele-care applications. This paper introduces CAALYX--Complete Ambient Assisted Living Experiment, an EU-funded project that aims at increasing older people's autonomy and self-confidence by developing a wearable light device capable of measuring specific vital signs of the elderly, detecting falls and location, and communicating automatically in real-time with his/her care provider in case of an emergency, wherever the older person happens to be, at home or outside.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Health Geographics
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2007


  • Aged
  • Computer Communication Networks
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Ambulatory
  • Telemedicine


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