Elder Care Alert Management - Decision Support by a Logistic Regression Model

  • Alexandra Seco
  • Miguel Felgueiras
  • Florentino Fdez-Riverola
  • António Pereira
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 90)

Abstract

The Elder Care project implies the use of a body sensor and a location device by each elderly. This architecture will originate a very large data set that should be treated by statistical methods. We purpose a logistic model approach, that will be used during the prototype implementation phase and after that in the comercial phase. In the prototype implementation phase (already running), an elders sample is going to be analyzed to eliminate some redundant or useless covariates, allowing a spare in the final equipment complexity and price. Besides, logistic model has an easy odds ratio interpretation, and so we will be able to determine elders problems risk factors. After the prototype implementation phase, we hope to have a better knowledge of elders risk factors and important covariates that must be considered. Again, the logistic model may be applied to correctly decide whenever an alarm signal should be sent for some monitorized elderly, preventing sensibility and specificity issues. The presented decision model will be used by a multi-agent system, in order to make reliable decisions using fewer resources.

Keywords

health monitoring logistic regression multi-agent systems odds ratio 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandra Seco
    • 1
  • Miguel Felgueiras
    • 2
  • Florentino Fdez-Riverola
    • 3
  • António Pereira
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Technology and Management, Computer Science and Communications Research CentrePolytechnic Institute of LeiriaLeiriaPortugal
  2. 2.CEAUL Lisbon and School of Technology and Management, Computer Science and Communications Research CentrePolytechnic Institute of LeiriaLeiriaPortugal
  3. 3.ESEI: Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Informática, University of Vigo, Edificio Politécnico, Campus Universitario As Lagoas s/n, 32004, OurenseSpain

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