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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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Agent Interactions in IMAIS implementation from the perspective of medical staff.
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Mentions: On the server side, JADE data-containers and Knowledge-based Data Server are used to store user profiles and fetal monitoring records. The Medical Agent moves between the client side and the server side to retrieve fetal monitoring data from all data-containers according to specified date range. After obtaining all required data, the agent returns to the container from which it was originally dispatched and informs the obstetrician that the data is ready. As soon as the user completes fetal monitoring, the data is stored in Knowledge-based Data Server and the Resource Agent passes it to the Diagnostic Agent along with the patient’s personal profile. The interactions between agents and the Knowledge-based data server for medical staff and gravidas are respectively illustrated in Figure 14 and Figure 15.


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

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

Agent Interactions in IMAIS implementation from the perspective of medical staff.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3924463&req=5

ijerph-11-00600-f014: Agent Interactions in IMAIS implementation from the perspective of medical staff.
Mentions: On the server side, JADE data-containers and Knowledge-based Data Server are used to store user profiles and fetal monitoring records. The Medical Agent moves between the client side and the server side to retrieve fetal monitoring data from all data-containers according to specified date range. After obtaining all required data, the agent returns to the container from which it was originally dispatched and informs the obstetrician that the data is ready. As soon as the user completes fetal monitoring, the data is stored in Knowledge-based Data Server and the Resource Agent passes it to the Diagnostic Agent along with the patient’s personal profile. The interactions between agents and the Knowledge-based data server for medical staff and gravidas are respectively illustrated in Figure 14 and Figure 15.

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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