Use of WHO-FIC to Structure Information in Ambient Assisted Living

  • Joaquim AlvarelhãoEmail author
Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)


The breadth of action of AAL encompasses health interventions in a range that covers preventive measures, changes in behaviours and maintenance or improvement of body functions. In recent times, clinical assessment data have increased in published work, but most continue to focus on the technical and engineering characteristics of the AAL projects, and a gap between the areas still exists.

International standard classifications from health field may offer a starting point for bridging the different stakeholders together into the desired changes in community-based health support.

This work describes briefly the reference classifications from World Health Organization Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) that can contribute to explaining the process of different types of AAL systems, guided by the health procedural reasoning cycle. To illustrate the potential of using WHO-FIC for this purpose, an AAL service is used as an example.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Health Sciences SchoolUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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