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A mobile multi-agent information system for ubiquitous fetal monitoring.

Su CJ, Chu TW - Int J Environ Res Public Health (2014)

Bottom Line: Issues related to interoperability, scalability, and openness in heterogeneous e-health environments are addressed through the adoption of a FIPA2000 standard compliant agent development platform-the Java Agent Development Environment (JADE).Integrating the IMAIS with light-weight, portable fetal monitor devices allows for continuous long-term monitoring without interfering with a patient's everyday activities and without restricting her mobility.The system architecture can be also applied to vast monitoring scenarios such as elder care and vital sign monitoring.

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Affiliation: Department of Industrial Engineering & Management, Yuan Ze University, No. 135, Yuan-Tung Rd., Chung-Li City, Taoyuan County 320, Taiwan. iecjsu@saturn.yzu.edu.tw.

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Electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) systems integrate many previously separate clinical activities related to fetal monitoring. Promoting the use of ubiquitous fetal monitoring services with real time status assessments requires a robust information platform equipped with an automatic diagnosis engine. This paper presents the design and development of a mobile multi-agent platform-based open information systems (IMAIS) with an automated diagnosis engine to support intensive and distributed ubiquitous fetal monitoring. The automatic diagnosis engine that we developed is capable of analyzing data in both traditional paper-based and digital formats. Issues related to interoperability, scalability, and openness in heterogeneous e-health environments are addressed through the adoption of a FIPA2000 standard compliant agent development platform-the Java Agent Development Environment (JADE). Integrating the IMAIS with light-weight, portable fetal monitor devices allows for continuous long-term monitoring without interfering with a patient's everyday activities and without restricting her mobility. The system architecture can be also applied to vast monitoring scenarios such as elder care and vital sign monitoring.

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IMAIS agent environment.
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ijerph-11-00600-f004: IMAIS agent environment.

Mentions: The IMAIS agent environment consists of hosts running the agent containers and hosts supporting the knowledge-based data server and external services. As illustrated in Figure 4, agent containers can be dynamically added to and removed from an agent environment, thus allowing for large-scale, even network-wide, installations.


A mobile multi-agent information system for ubiquitous fetal monitoring.

Su CJ, Chu TW - Int J Environ Res Public Health (2014)

IMAIS agent environment.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3924463&req=5

ijerph-11-00600-f004: IMAIS agent environment.
Mentions: The IMAIS agent environment consists of hosts running the agent containers and hosts supporting the knowledge-based data server and external services. As illustrated in Figure 4, agent containers can be dynamically added to and removed from an agent environment, thus allowing for large-scale, even network-wide, installations.

Bottom Line: Issues related to interoperability, scalability, and openness in heterogeneous e-health environments are addressed through the adoption of a FIPA2000 standard compliant agent development platform-the Java Agent Development Environment (JADE).Integrating the IMAIS with light-weight, portable fetal monitor devices allows for continuous long-term monitoring without interfering with a patient's everyday activities and without restricting her mobility.The system architecture can be also applied to vast monitoring scenarios such as elder care and vital sign monitoring.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Industrial Engineering & Management, Yuan Ze University, No. 135, Yuan-Tung Rd., Chung-Li City, Taoyuan County 320, Taiwan. iecjsu@saturn.yzu.edu.tw.

ABSTRACT
Electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) systems integrate many previously separate clinical activities related to fetal monitoring. Promoting the use of ubiquitous fetal monitoring services with real time status assessments requires a robust information platform equipped with an automatic diagnosis engine. This paper presents the design and development of a mobile multi-agent platform-based open information systems (IMAIS) with an automated diagnosis engine to support intensive and distributed ubiquitous fetal monitoring. The automatic diagnosis engine that we developed is capable of analyzing data in both traditional paper-based and digital formats. Issues related to interoperability, scalability, and openness in heterogeneous e-health environments are addressed through the adoption of a FIPA2000 standard compliant agent development platform-the Java Agent Development Environment (JADE). Integrating the IMAIS with light-weight, portable fetal monitor devices allows for continuous long-term monitoring without interfering with a patient's everyday activities and without restricting her mobility. The system architecture can be also applied to vast monitoring scenarios such as elder care and vital sign monitoring.

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