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Multiagent Systems and Wearable Devices: Helping People Live Healthier

  • Juan A. Fraile
  • Carolina Zato
  • Oscar Gil
  • Fernando de la Prieta
Part of the Advances in Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 72)

Abstract

This paper proposes a multi-agent system (MAS) that uses smart wearable devices and mobile technology for the care of patients in a geriatric home care facility. The use of RFID and NFC technologies allows remote monitoring and identification of patients, and makes it possible for them to receive treatment according to preventative medical protocol. The proposed multi-agent system manages the infrastructure of services within the environment both efficiently and securely by reasoning, task-planning and synchronizing the data obtained from the sensors. A system prototype was installed in a real environment and the results obtained are presented in this paper.

Keywords

Wearable Systems Human Health Dependent Environment Smart Wearable Devices 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan A. Fraile
    • 1
  • Carolina Zato
    • 2
  • Oscar Gil
    • 2
  • Fernando de la Prieta
    • 2
  1. 1.Pontifical University of SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Informática y AutomáticaUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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