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MPIGate: Multi-Protocols Interface and Gateway for telehomecare and environment monitoring and control

Participants : Shahram Nourizadeh, Hugo Cruz Sanchez, Ye-Qiong Song.

For developing AAL (Ambient Assisted Living) or more generally the environment monitoring and control systems, heterogeneous wireless and wired networks will be used. To solve firstly the interoperability problems, and then to ensure the application required QoS, we developed a software prototype called MPIGate. MPIGate includes two important components: a user interface for telehomecare and home automation, and a gateway for ensuring the interworking of the different networks. In 2010, MPIGate has been laureate of the 12th national contest for the creation of innovative technology companies by the ministry of higher education and research (“Emergence” category). During 2011, MPIGate has been implemented on an embedded linux board and integrated into LORIA smart room platform within CPER IS project (http://infositu.loria.fr) [25] , [45] . In its current version, the gateway ensures the communication between IP (Ethernet and Wifi), home automation network (KNX), Bluetooth and Zigbee. Heterogeneous sensors can be now easily used through MPIGate interface for further building the activity monitoring of the elderly person living along at home or other application scenarios.