An Interactive IoT-based framework for Resource Management in Assisted living during pandemic

Parker Wilmoth and Prabha Sundaravadivel
University of Texas at Tyler


With a steady rise in the aging population, researchers predict that one out of every six people will be over the age of 65 by 2020. Seniors need to monitor their health consistently as chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, dementia, are highly prevalent among them. This has lead to an increase in the use of devices such as sensors, cameras, and robots, with technologies such as artificial intelligence and the internet of medical things. These can help in designing innovative solutions for improving the daily life of seniors and helping them to be more independent. Though the recent advancements in technology can help in developing a better assisted living, the key challenge is to make a reliable framework that can help the consumer in using those product at ease. In challenging times, such as the current pandemic, the need for a framework that can help in reducing social interaction is particularly significant. In this paper, we discuss an interactive framework with the help of a smart camera and smart speakers that can help seniors to manage their essential resources at ease. This Internet of Things based framework can help seniors in having an organized inventory without ever needing to leave their home.