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Ambient Assisted Living

  • Ricardo Costa
  • Davide Carneiro
  • Paulo Novais
  • Luís Lima
  • José Machado
  • Alberto Marques
  • José Neves
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 51)

Abstract

The quality of care practice is difficult to judge. Indeed, support and care provision is very personal, i.e., assessments are individual and lead to specific care packages, involving social services, health workers, care agencies. We expect privacy in our own affairs and confidentially from those to whom we disclose them. Therefore, we are in an urgent need for new, technological and formal approaches to problem solving, as the increase of population with special care requirements. Following this line of thought, it is one’s goal to present the VirtualECare framework, an intelligent multi-agent system able to monitor, interact and serve its customers, which are in need of care services, based in open standards, expecting not only to fulfil the objectives referred to above, but also to overcome the problems induced by the use of new technologies and formalisms.

Keywords

Ambient Intelligence Group Decision Support Systems Virtual Organizations Assisted Living 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Costa
    • 1
  • Davide Carneiro
    • 2
  • Paulo Novais
    • 2
  • Luís Lima
    • 1
  • José Machado
    • 2
  • Alberto Marques
    • 3
  • José Neves
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Management and TechnologyPolytechnic of PortoFelgueirasPortugal
  2. 2.Departamento de Informática/CCTCUniversidade do MinhoBragaPortugal
  3. 3.Centro Hospitalar do Tâmega e Sousa, EPEPenafielPortugal

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