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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

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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Mentions: Based on the mentioned uses and functionalities of the components and modules of the proposed component-based design framework, the design framework of an intelligent home care system can be accomplished by integrating these components and modules. As the complete UML class diagram shows in Figure 5, the connection and correspondence of the components and modules for designing a flexible intelligent homecare system is comprehensible for system developers in implementing and maintaining customized homecare systems. All software components and modules in this component-based design framework are reusable, replaceable, and extensible for system developers to establish customized intelligent knowledge-based homecare systems to meet different patient healthcare monitoring demands. For instance, using different numbers of cameras and physiological sensor devices for monitoring various numbers of patients of different ages with different diseases can enable customizing the healthcare systems by changing the configurations of the real-time video codec components and physiological information and treatment-monitoring modules.


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)

Integrated class diagram of the proposed component-based home care system framework.
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f5-sensors-12-11154: Integrated class diagram of the proposed component-based home care system framework.
Mentions: Based on the mentioned uses and functionalities of the components and modules of the proposed component-based design framework, the design framework of an intelligent home care system can be accomplished by integrating these components and modules. As the complete UML class diagram shows in Figure 5, the connection and correspondence of the components and modules for designing a flexible intelligent homecare system is comprehensible for system developers in implementing and maintaining customized homecare systems. All software components and modules in this component-based design framework are reusable, replaceable, and extensible for system developers to establish customized intelligent knowledge-based homecare systems to meet different patient healthcare monitoring demands. For instance, using different numbers of cameras and physiological sensor devices for monitoring various numbers of patients of different ages with different diseases can enable customizing the healthcare systems by changing the configurations of the real-time video codec components and physiological information and treatment-monitoring modules.

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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