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Agents in Home Care: A Case Study

  • Juan A. Fraile
  • Dante I. Tapia
  • Sara Rodríguez
  • Juan M. Corchado
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5572)

Abstract

Home Care is the term used to refer to any kind of care to a person at his own home. This article presents a case study of the HoCa hybrid multiagent architecture aimed at improving of dependent people in their homes. Hoca architecture uses a set of distributed components to provide a solution to the needs of the assisted people and its main components are software agents that interact with the environment through a distributed communications system. This paper describes the hybrid multiagent system in a home care environment and presents the results obtained.

Keywords

Dependent environments Hybrid Multiagent Systems Home Care 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan A. Fraile
    • 1
  • Dante I. Tapia
    • 2
  • Sara Rodríguez
    • 2
  • Juan M. Corchado
    • 2
  1. 1.Pontifical University of SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Informática y AutomáticaUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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