Fuzzy Logic to Help the Elderly
Technology improves life. While mostly it is the efficiency of our performance and our recreational domains that get a vital boost, technology also goes beyond these to aid in empowering those who are different from the mainstream.
Research at Leicester’s De Montfort University (DMU) and the University of Missouri is progressing to incorporate the advances in Fuzzy logic technology to make the lives of elder folks simpler. Fuzzy logic is that branch of mathematics that deals with computational representation of inexact values. Human beings often measure quantities in approximate degree ( such as hot, very hot etc), while computers have a hard time estimating values approximately.
The Fuzzy logic technique is being deployed in sensors that measure several characteristics about the habits of elderly people and provide vital feedback on their health. While it may seem too high-tech to be part of everyday life, the day is not very far when the benefits of miniaturization in technology become really affordable.
Sensors can be put to several uses but the importance of this latest development is the reduction in false positives and the use of sensors in an un-intrusive manner.