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)


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.


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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