Mobile Collaborative Augmented Reality and Business Intelligence: A System to Support Elderly People’s Self-care

  • Marisa Esteves
  • Filipe Miranda
  • José MachadoEmail author
  • António Abelha
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 747)


The ageing of the population increases the number of elderly people dependent in self-care. Thus, being dependent in a home context is a fact that deserves attention from social support entities integrated into the community, such as nursing homes. In this sense, this study is aimed at elderly dependent people in self-care, their caregivers, and members of nursing teams, and emerged to ensure predominantly the continuity of care of patients from Portuguese nursing homes and to strengthen the communication strategies between the different elements of the target audience. Therefore, at this stage of the project, the design of a preliminary archetype of a mobile collaborative augmented reality and business intelligence system is proposed, which main objectives are to accompany, teach, and share information between its users. It will be a reinforcement, that is, a way to promote and complete the knowledge and skills to deal with patients’ health.


Health Information and Communication Technology Telenursing  Mobile health Collaborative learning Augmented reality Business intelligence Data warehousing Nursing homes Elderly people Self-care 



This work has been supported by Compete POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007043 and FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the Project Scope UID/CEC/00319/2013.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marisa Esteves
    • 1
  • Filipe Miranda
    • 1
  • José Machado
    • 1
    Email author
  • António Abelha
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Informatics, Algoritmi Research CenterUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal

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