AIoT and Big Data Analytics for Smart Healthcare Applications

Geofencing For Elderly

Author(s): Jidynasa Patil* and Anita Chaware

Pp: 191-208 (18)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815196054123050014

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


This century has witness a substantial increase in elderly population. Health issues like depression and dementia are more prominent in these elderly populations which demand Assisted Living environment. The engagement of technology is seen as a solution for the Assisted Living environment. With the help of technology, Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) has become a field of research. As AAL strives to seamlessly connect information technology with people's daily lives, the buzz word called Internet of Things (IoT) exhibits significant promise for developing technical solutions in this field. Geo-fencing is one such location sensing tool that uses IOT and GPS for defining geographical boundaries and is used for putting e-fences to the needy people in their ambiances. This article aims to provide a safe tracker environment that allows the elderly people to continue with their daily activities. In this article, application built for elderly people is explained. Through this application, the person gets the direction to reach back home or the alert message is sent to the family member or the caretaker. The alert message is sent while the person is out of the fencing area to himself or to the care takers and the location of the person can be tracked. This app can also be modified for different users like person with disability, game like pub-G players etc. for the situations where the device sense that the person is in a danger zone or out of the geo-fencing. 

Keywords: AAL, Elderly population, Geo-fencing, GPS, Alert message, Cloud computing, Real time location system

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