Plenary Lecture

New Concepts in Assistive Living Technologies

Professor Mirjana Bonković
Laboratory for Modelling and Intelligent Systems - LaRIS
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Naval Architecture
University of Split

Abstract: Modern technologies have become a part of everyday human living helping in performing human routine activities or health monitoring. They are a source of human habits information, useful for behavior correction or the source of interesting information for marketing corporations.
Typical solutions assume various types of assistive technologies which make living easier especially to elderly population or to those who are unable to take a care about themselves. Those systems can be used to monitor the vital signs continuously over a 24 hour period and are in some cases crucial for understanding the progression of chronic symptoms of illness, such as asthma disease.
On the other side, measuring the people habits has always been a subject of marketing corporation interest. Hence, there are lot of products recently, known as peoplemeters or audience meters, which measure people attention under various circumstances such as watching different TV channels, or measurement of people interest in some commercial offers.
In this lecture, a new concepts in assistive living technologies will be presented with special focus on the systems developed in the Laboratory for Modelling and Intelligent System at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Split, Croatia.

Brief Biography of the Speaker: Mirjana Bonkovic graduated with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1990, and then with a M.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1994 and graduated in 2000 with a Ph.D. degree in automatic control from University of Split, Croatia. Since 1991 she has been a faculty member of Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Naval Architecture at the University of Split, Croatia, serving as a research assistant from 1991 to 2002, assistant professor from 2002 to 2005, an associate professor from 2005 to 2010, and full professor since 2010. Her research interests include vision based robotics, signals and systems in biomedical engineering (particularly application of machine learning algorithms), image processing with applications on human tracking and identification and optimization algorithms in control. She is author of more than 30 papers published in international journals and conference proceedings.