Implementation Framework for AAL Technologies to Support the Continuum of Care in Smart Communities

The Canadian healthcare system is not yet prepared to access and leverage IoT (Internet of Things) data to support clinical decision making outside of hospital settings (Nguyen et al., 2017). With advances in low-cost IoT technology, it is now possible to meaningfully incorporate a variety of sensors into our homes and communities, leading to the implementation of Smart Homes (Risteska Stojkoska & Trivodaliev, 2017) and Smart Communities to support healthy living (Bencardino & Greco, 2014; De Filippi et al., 2019). Through this project, our research team will propose and develop new guidelines and checklists, and identify the need for new standards to support current and future smart communities seeking to implement AAL technologies at the individual household, as well as at the community level. This partnership between the UbiLab and CSA Group will provide a framework to guide: (1) new AAL technology manufacturers, (2) developers of new smart communities seeking to ensure that the new developments are compatible and prepared to receive AAL and IoT sensors, (3) communities seeking to leverage data generated by AAL and IoT sensors into fully integrated community health services (e.g., pharmacies, allied health professionals, community clinics, etc.)

Faculty Supervisor:

Plinio Pelegrini Morita


Kiemute Oyibo;Arlene Oetomo;Shahan Salim


CSA Group


Epidemiology / Public health and policy


Professional, scientific and technical services


University of Waterloo



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