SHA: A secure voice activated smart home for quadriplegia patients

Uzunay Y., Bicakci K.

IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, California, United States Of America, 2 - 04 November 2007, pp.151-152 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/bibmw.2007.4425413
  • City: California
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-152
  • Keywords: smart home, security, health information technology, health information system implementation, human-computer interaction and usability in healthcare
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


One of the most promising technologies to enhance the quality of life of quadriplegia patients is smart home environments. Security has a paramount importance for all health information systems, but it is generally overlooked until a major security breach occurs. Especially in an application specifically targeting people with disabilities, ignoring security might have dire consequences therefore we think that proactive measures should be taken by system designers. In this paper, we present SHA, a secure voice activated smart home for quadriplegia patients. The principal contribution of our system lies behind the security mechanisms incorporated in the proposed smart home architecture which has an integrated framework including ambient assistance and remote health monitoring.