Research on a Multi-agent Based Integrated Health Monitoring System for the Elderly at Home

  • Yu Lasheng
  • Li Jie
  • Zou Beiji
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 143)


This paper proposes a multi-agent based integrated health monitoring system (IHMS) which integrates wireless sensor networks, public communication networks, multi-agent and web service technologies for elderly people at home. This system has been designed as five service platforms which are home based service platform, community based service platform, doctor healthy service platform, caregiver service platform and data center platform. All these service platforms are implemented through different agent roles which may be deliberate agents or reactive agents. In this paper, the system architecture and relate implementation approaches are introduced. The proposed IHMS is expected to provide the elderly a mobile, ubiquitous, and personalized health care and to improve the elderly people’s life quality.


Multi-agent system (MAs) health care Web services wireless sensor networks public communication systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Information Science and EngineeringCentral South UniversityChangshaChina
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Systems and Information EngineeringUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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