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dc.contributor.authorFonseca, Josépt
dc.contributor.authorBartolomeu, Paulopt
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Valterpt
dc.contributor.authorSantos, Vascopt
dc.contributor.authorAbreu, Carlospt
dc.contributor.authorMota, Alexandrept
dc.contributor.authorCunha, Margaridapt
dc.contributor.authorLopes, Armindapt
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes the B-Live® system targetted to automate house appliances for severely impaired people, in particular quadriplegic. This system has been developed at Micro I/O for enhancing the quality of life and the independence of its potential users. The envisaged application is the retrofitting of common dwellings. The B-Live system is described and details on its software, hardware and CAN-based communications architecture are provided. A survey of the supported appliances and interfaces is presented as well as a description of the B-live configuration and operation procedures. The adequacy of the B-Live system to improve the autonomy of the envisaged users was informally evaluated by C5 and C6 patients at a demonstration house located in the CMRRC Rovisco Pais, a rehabilitation center near Aveiro, in Portugal. The conclusion is that the system has a short learning curve and can cope with the requirements of its potential users. The use of CAN in this application opens the possibility to include safety critical real-time systems in the BLive system. This is the case of the monitoring of the ventilator used for quadriplegic people that require breath
dc.titleUsing CAN to retrofit houses for quadriplegic peoplept
degois.publication.titleInternational CAN Conference (iCC)-
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