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Abstract: There is an increasing worldwide demand for technology-driven assistive systems to support informal caregivers. In response, the present work explores, evaluates, and implements unobtrusive sensing technology for monitoring real-time elderly behavior. It conducts a state-of-the-art review to explore the advantages and disadvantages of pre-existing unobtrusive sensor systems (USSs) for monitoring human activity and behavior. Next, it develops and evaluates an unobtrusive multi-sensing system for tracing and tracking elderly behavior. Finally, it prototypes a persuasive communication/coaching platform, which will act as a channel between USSs and caregivers.