A Home E-Health System for Dependent People Based on OSGI

  • Jaime Martín
  • Ralf Seepold
  • Natividad Martínez Madrid
  • Juan Antonio Álvarez
  • Alejandro Fernández-Montes
  • Juan Antonio Ortega
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 38)


This chapter presents a e-health system for dependent people installed in a home environment. After reviewing the state of art in e-health applications and technologies several limitations have been detected because many solutions are proprietary and lack interoperability. The developed home e-health system provides an architecture capable to integrate different telecare services in a smart home gateway hardware independent from the application layer. We propose a rule system to define users– behavior and monitor relevant events. Two example systems have been implemented to monitor patients. A data model for the e-health platform is described as well.


e-health telemedicine telecare dependent people orientation home automation OSGi HL7 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaime Martín
    • 1
  • Ralf Seepold
    • 1
  • Natividad Martínez Madrid
    • 1
  • Juan Antonio Álvarez
    • 2
  • Alejandro Fernández-Montes
    • 2
  • Juan Antonio Ortega
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad Carlos III de MadridSpain
  2. 2.Universidad de SevillaSpain

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