SAFER-LIM: A Platform for Assistance, Care and Social Integration for the Elderly

Pablo A. Lema-Sarmiento, Paúl E. Calle-Romero, Pablo L. Gallegos-Segovia, Paúl E. Vintimilla-Tapia, Jack F. Bravo-Torres, Esteban F. Ordóñez-Morales

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The steady increase in the world’s older adult population is about to become one of the most critical social transformations of the 21st century, demanding significant adaptations of each nation’s health and social systems. Consequently, from the various needs reflected by this demographic change, SAFER-LIM emerges, a Web platform based on three axes that guarantee the correct development of each individual during his/her aging: linkage with society, interaction with his/her peers and monitoring of the state of health. From there, a virtual space is created centralized in the elderly that is shared with doctors, caregivers and family members. On the one hand, the social requirements are satisfied thanks to the addition of friends, creation of events and recommendation of places, promoting the enhancement of spaces and places destined for the senescent. On the other hand, with respect to the state of health, has designed a network of e-Health sensors for doctors that process and record measurements on biological variables of each elderly, following a model based on user profiles. Finally, in general, caregivers or relatives can see in real time the geographic location of the older adult and receive alerts about the change of routes or the abandonment of safe areas (geo-fences). The results obtained on the deployment of SAFER-LIM in an elderly community show positive impressions about its use.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Technologies - 1st International Conference, ICAT 2019, Proceedings
EditorsMiguel Botto-Tobar, Marcelo Zambrano Vizuete, Pablo Torres-Carrión, Sergio Montes León, Guillermo Pizarro Vásquez, Benjamin Durakovic
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030425166
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Event1st International Conference on Applied Technologies, ICAT 2019 - Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 3 Dec 20195 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1193 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference1st International Conference on Applied Technologies, ICAT 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
To the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana del Ecuador, Campus Cuenca, especially to its Research Groups GIHP4C and GITEL for the support provided during this research.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


  • Cloud computing
  • eHealth
  • Elderly care
  • Health monitoring
  • Social network


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