Information Management, Proposal for an Integration Platform Using Metadata

  • Samuel Brás
  • Rui Rijo
  • David Bastos
  • António Pereira
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 221)


The world population is aging and human resources are beginning to become too scarce to maintain adequate care for an increasingly elderly population. The elderly population requires continued care, and their relatives cannot answer that need. To ensure that elderly populations have continuous care, various systems for assistance and monitoring are being researched and deployed. However there isn’t a platform that can integrate all the existing systems. This article intends to present an initial study performed and the resulting architecture of a complete system integration platform for applications that cover various areas of biopsychosocial well-being. It has as its aim to store collected data from different systems using metadata, making a patient medical history that can be consulted by qualified personnel.


Gerontechnology System Interoperability Elderly Metadata 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Brás
    • 1
  • Rui Rijo
    • 1
  • David Bastos
    • 1
  • António Pereira
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Technology and Management, Research Center for Informatics and CommunicationsPolytechnic Institute of LeiriaLeiriaPortugal

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