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An intelligent knowledge-based and customizable home care system framework with ubiquitous patient monitoring and alerting techniques.

Chen YL, Chiang HH, Yu CW, Chiang CY, Liu CM, Wang JH - Sensors (Basel) (2012)

Bottom Line: This knowledge-based system offers high flexibility for improving and extending the system further to meet the monitoring demands of new patient and caregiver health care by updating the knowledge rules in the inference mechanism.All of the proposed functional components in this study are reusable, configurable, and extensible for system developers.Based on the experimental results, the proposed intelligent homecare system demonstrates that it can accomplish the extensible, customizable, and configurable demands of the ubiquitous healthcare systems to meet the different demands of patients and caregivers under various rehabilitation and nursing conditions.

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Affiliation: Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, 1, Sec. 3, Chung-hsiao E. Rd., Taipei 10608, Taiwan. ylchen@csie.ntut.edu.tw

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This study develops and integrates an efficient knowledge-based system and a component-based framework to design an intelligent and flexible home health care system. The proposed knowledge-based system integrates an efficient rule-based reasoning model and flexible knowledge rules for determining efficiently and rapidly the necessary physiological and medication treatment procedures based on software modules, video camera sensors, communication devices, and physiological sensor information. This knowledge-based system offers high flexibility for improving and extending the system further to meet the monitoring demands of new patient and caregiver health care by updating the knowledge rules in the inference mechanism. All of the proposed functional components in this study are reusable, configurable, and extensible for system developers. Based on the experimental results, the proposed intelligent homecare system demonstrates that it can accomplish the extensible, customizable, and configurable demands of the ubiquitous healthcare systems to meet the different demands of patients and caregivers under various rehabilitation and nursing conditions.

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Illustrations of the ubiquitous monitoring and alerting of patients' medication scenario.
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Mentions: Regarding the application scenario depicted in Figure 12, the proposed intelligent home care system can provide ubiquitous monitoring and alerting of patient treatment processes (including regular physiological measurement, medication, hygiene, and feeding procedures) for both patients and caregivers. In this application scenario, the patient recuperates at home and the caregiver establishes the medication schedule using the main home care system. The medication procedures of the patient are then accordingly recorded and monitored. If a patient misses the required medication after a particular period, then the knowledge-based system activates the uncharacteristic medication alert situation and alerts the patient and caregivers by sending the patient's recent feeding records and real-time monitoring videos to the caregivers' handheld devices. Thus, caregivers can monitor and check the patients' care situations from any location using their handheld devices.


An intelligent knowledge-based and customizable home care system framework with ubiquitous patient monitoring and alerting techniques.

Chen YL, Chiang HH, Yu CW, Chiang CY, Liu CM, Wang JH - Sensors (Basel) (2012)

Illustrations of the ubiquitous monitoring and alerting of patients' medication scenario.
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f12-sensors-12-11154: Illustrations of the ubiquitous monitoring and alerting of patients' medication scenario.
Mentions: Regarding the application scenario depicted in Figure 12, the proposed intelligent home care system can provide ubiquitous monitoring and alerting of patient treatment processes (including regular physiological measurement, medication, hygiene, and feeding procedures) for both patients and caregivers. In this application scenario, the patient recuperates at home and the caregiver establishes the medication schedule using the main home care system. The medication procedures of the patient are then accordingly recorded and monitored. If a patient misses the required medication after a particular period, then the knowledge-based system activates the uncharacteristic medication alert situation and alerts the patient and caregivers by sending the patient's recent feeding records and real-time monitoring videos to the caregivers' handheld devices. Thus, caregivers can monitor and check the patients' care situations from any location using their handheld devices.

Bottom Line: This knowledge-based system offers high flexibility for improving and extending the system further to meet the monitoring demands of new patient and caregiver health care by updating the knowledge rules in the inference mechanism.All of the proposed functional components in this study are reusable, configurable, and extensible for system developers.Based on the experimental results, the proposed intelligent homecare system demonstrates that it can accomplish the extensible, customizable, and configurable demands of the ubiquitous healthcare systems to meet the different demands of patients and caregivers under various rehabilitation and nursing conditions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, 1, Sec. 3, Chung-hsiao E. Rd., Taipei 10608, Taiwan. ylchen@csie.ntut.edu.tw

ABSTRACT
This study develops and integrates an efficient knowledge-based system and a component-based framework to design an intelligent and flexible home health care system. The proposed knowledge-based system integrates an efficient rule-based reasoning model and flexible knowledge rules for determining efficiently and rapidly the necessary physiological and medication treatment procedures based on software modules, video camera sensors, communication devices, and physiological sensor information. This knowledge-based system offers high flexibility for improving and extending the system further to meet the monitoring demands of new patient and caregiver health care by updating the knowledge rules in the inference mechanism. All of the proposed functional components in this study are reusable, configurable, and extensible for system developers. Based on the experimental results, the proposed intelligent homecare system demonstrates that it can accomplish the extensible, customizable, and configurable demands of the ubiquitous healthcare systems to meet the different demands of patients and caregivers under various rehabilitation and nursing conditions.

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