Context-Aware Based Quality of Life Telemonitoring

  • Eloisa Vargiu
  • Juan Manuel Fernández
  • Felip Miralles
Chapter
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 515)

Abstract

Telemonitoring Quality of Life of individuals is the base for current and future telemedicine and teleassistance solutions which will become paramount in the sustainability and effectiveness of healthcare systems. In the framework of the BackHome European R&D project, which aims to provide a telemonitoring and home support system using Brain Computer Interfaces and other assistive technologies to improve autonomy and quality of life of disabled people, we propose a methodology to assess and telemonitor quality of life of individuals based on the awareness of user context. This methodology holds a generic approach to be applied to other eHealth use cases and is based on the acquisition, fusion and processing of heterogeneous data coming from sensors, devices, and user interaction, and the knowledge inferred from the correlation of this processed data and the input coming from our proposed questionnaires mapped to standard taxonomies. The proposed methodology is very ambitious and although we are presenting preliminary validation, it will have to be formally validated and enhanced with the study of representative user data which will be acquired within BackHome and other related projects.

Keywords

Pervasive computing Telemonitoring Home support Quality of life 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s, Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013, BackHome project grant agreement n. 288566.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eloisa Vargiu
    • 1
  • Juan Manuel Fernández
    • 1
  • Felip Miralles
    • 1
  1. 1.Barcelona Digital Technology CenterBarcelonaSpain

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