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Multi-Agent System (GerMAS) Used to Identify Medicines in Geriatric Residences

  • Jose M. Pérez
  • F. Fernández
  • Juan A. Fraile
  • M. Mateos
  • Miguel A. Sánchez
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 89)

Abstract

This article proposes a multi-agent system (MAS) that personalizes medical information in geriatric residences. The personal medical can personalize each medication with the instructions for each patient by using a contactless card reader or a mobile with NFC technology. The use of RFID and NFC technology allows the identification of the patient and the application of preventative medical protocols to the patient. The proposed multi-agent system has reasoning capabilities in order to analyze the situation and achieve a high level of interaction with the patients and the personal medical. A distributed prototype system has been developed to test this multi-agent system. This system is aimed to improve health care and assistance to dependent persons in geriatric residences. Preliminary results are presented in this paper.

Keywords

NFC Multi-Agent Systems Health Care Geriatric residences 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose M. Pérez
    • 1
  • F. Fernández
    • 1
  • Juan A. Fraile
    • 1
  • M. Mateos
    • 1
  • Miguel A. Sánchez
    • 1
  1. 1.Pontifical University of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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