A Human-in-The-Loop Context-Aware System Allowing the Application of Case-Based Reasoning for Asthma Management

  • Mario QuindeEmail author
  • Nawaz Khan
  • Juan Carlos Augusto
  • Aléchia van Wyk
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11582)


Determining the asthma health status of a person is a relevant task in the application of context-awareness and case-based reasoning for asthma management. As there are no devices that can track the asthma health status of a person constantly, it is necessary to use a Human-in-The-Loop (HiTL) approach for creating a solution able to associate their health status with context-related data. This research work proposes a system that implements the Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ) for determining the asthma health status of a person. The system links this health status to context-related data the person is exposed, and creates the cases to be used by the CBR component of the system. The system is then evaluated by users from a usability perspective through the Health IT Usability Evaluation Model (Health-ITUEM).


Context-awareness Case-based reasoning Asthma management Personalisation Mobile health 



We thank Asthma UK for spreading the questionnaire (Section 3.1), among their representative network of people with asthma and carers. The Context and Context-awareness definitions in Section 1were provided by J.C. Augusto.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Quinde
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Nawaz Khan
    • 1
  • Juan Carlos Augusto
    • 1
  • Aléchia van Wyk
    • 3
  1. 1.Research Group on Development of Intelligent EnvironmentsMiddlesex UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial y de SistemasUniversidad de PiuraPiuraPeru
  3. 3.Department of Natural SciencesMiddlesex UniversityLondonUK

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