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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.

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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Usage scenario from the perspective of medical staff.
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ijerph-11-00600-f010: Usage scenario from the perspective of medical staff.

Mentions: The obstetrician wants to perform a routine check on his patients (gravidas). Through a user interface on his PDA or mobile phone, he requests the UIA (step 1 of Figure 10) collect his patient’s recent health data. Upon receiving the request, the UIA launches and delegates the job to the Medical Agent via the MA network (step 2 of Figure 10). The obstetrician may then switch off his device and proceed with his other work. In the meantime, the Medical Agent surfs the logical MA networks to acquire the needed information. When a container with the needed information is found, the Medical Agent asks the Resource Agent to retrieve the data (step 3 of Figure 10).


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

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

Usage scenario from the perspective of medical staff.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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

ijerph-11-00600-f010: Usage scenario from the perspective of medical staff.
Mentions: The obstetrician wants to perform a routine check on his patients (gravidas). Through a user interface on his PDA or mobile phone, he requests the UIA (step 1 of Figure 10) collect his patient’s recent health data. Upon receiving the request, the UIA launches and delegates the job to the Medical Agent via the MA network (step 2 of Figure 10). The obstetrician may then switch off his device and proceed with his other work. In the meantime, the Medical Agent surfs the logical MA networks to acquire the needed information. When a container with the needed information is found, the Medical Agent asks the Resource Agent to retrieve the data (step 3 of Figure 10).

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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