Leveraging aging in place through sensor-enhanced in-home monitoring

Ju Wang, Jing Wang, Hongyu Miao, Michael Marschollek, Klaus Hendrik Wolf, Kerry A. Lynch, Yang Gong

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


Seniors expect to age in place, which means living in their own homes as long as possible with familiar facilities and environments. Due to the capability of continuous and unobtrusive monitoring, the sensor-enhanced in-home monitoring is regarded as a promising solution to support aging in place. In this paper, by reviewing three influential projects in this field of in-home monitoring for aging in place, we present our opinions and suggestions on the development of informatics-supported aging in place for its practical application in healthcare such as diagnosis and nursing in the era of data science. To promote the practical usage of in-home monitoring in aging, we highlight the gap between demands and available approaches. We conclude that in the next stage we should design demand-oriented system, conduct evidence-based research and accelerate interdisciplinary collaboration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNursing Informatics 2018 - ICT to Improve Quality and Safety at the Point of Care
EditorsAnn Kristin Rotegard, Angelica G. Davalos Alcazar, Diane J. Skiba, Sayonara Barbosa
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614998716
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Congress on Nursing and Allied Health Informatics, NI 2018 - Guadalajara, Mexico
Duration: Jun 6 2018Jun 8 2018

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference14th International Congress on Nursing and Allied Health Informatics, NI 2018


  • Aging in place
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Independent living

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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