Towards Distributed Agent Environments for Pervasive Healthcare

  • Stefano Bromuri
  • Michael Ignaz Schumacher
  • Kostas Stathis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6251)


In this paper we present a prototypical pervasive health care infrastructure, whose purpose is the continuous monitoring of pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus. In this infrastructure, patients are equipped with a body-area network made of sensors to control blood pressure and glucose levels, where the sensors are connected to a smart phone working as a hub to collect the data. These data is then fed to a pervasive GRID where abductive agents provide a diagnosis for the actual reading of the sensors and contacting health care professionals if necessary. We also show how, by applying the concept of agent environment, we are facilitated in defining a pervasive GRID for roaming agents that monitor continuously the health status of the patients.


Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Gestational Diabetes Agent Environment Smart Phone Cognitive Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Bromuri
    • 1
  • Michael Ignaz Schumacher
    • 1
  • Kostas Stathis
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Business Information SystemsUniversity of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO)SierreSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceRoyal Holloway University of London (RHUL)EghamUK

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