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Agent Technology and Wireless Sensor Networks for Monitoring Patients in Residences and Their Homes

  • Ricardo S. Alonso
  • Dante I. Tapia
  • Gabriel Villarrubia
  • Juan F. De Paz
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 365)

Abstract

This paper presents an intelligent multi-agent system aimed at improving healthcare and assistance to elderly and dependent people in geriatric residences and their homes. The system is based on the PANGEA and HERA platforms and integrates a set of autonomous reactive and deliberative agents designed to support the carers’ activities and to guarantee that the patients are given the right care. The system makes use of Wireless Sensor Networks and a Real-Time Locating System for providing autonomous responses according to the environment status. A case study where the multi-agent system has been tested in several real environments is presented.

Keywords

multi-agent systems deliberative agents real-time locating systems wireless sensor networks health care 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo S. Alonso
    • 1
  • Dante I. Tapia
    • 1
  • Gabriel Villarrubia
    • 1
  • Juan F. De Paz
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento Informática y AutomáticaUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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