Silverlink: Developing an international smart and connected home monitoring system for senior care

Lubaina Maimoon, Joshua Chuang, Hongyi Zhu, Shuo Yu, Kuo Shiu An Peng, Rahul Prayakarao, Jie Bai, Daniel Zeng, Shu Hsing Li, Hsinmin Lu, Hsinchun Chen

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Due to increased longevity, there has been a significant growth in the aging population world over. Caring for this burgeoning class has become a pressing challenge faced by many developed and emerging countries, including the US (the aging baby boomer) and China (the reverse 4-2-1 family pyramid due to one child policy). Despite failing health, most senior citizens prefer to live independently at home and hence the focus of current healthcare technologies has shifted from traditional clinical care to “at-home” care for the senior citizens. We propose to develop SilverLink, a system that is unique in its smart and connected technologies and will offer: (1) affordable and non-invasive home-based mobile health technologies for monitoring health-related motion and daily activities; (2) advanced mobile health analytics algorithms for fall detection, health status progression monitoring, and health anomaly detection and alert; and (3) a comprehensive health activity portal for reporting user activity and health status and for engaging family members. This review discusses the SilverLink system in detail along with some of the technical challenges faced during the development of this system and future opportunities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSmart Health - International Conference, ICSH 2016, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsYe Liang, Chunxiao Xing, Yong Zhang
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319598574
StatePublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference for Smart Health, ICSH 2016 - Haikou, China
Duration: Dec 24 2016Dec 25 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10219 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherInternational Conference for Smart Health, ICSH 2016


  • Gait analysis
  • Health big data
  • Health progression monitoring
  • Home health monitoring
  • Senior care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science

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