TeleCARE: Collaborative virtual elderly care support communities

Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh

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The growth in the elderly population imposes an urgent need to develop new approaches to care provision. Integration of a number of technologies such as multi-agent systems, federated information management, safe communications, hypermedia interfaces, rich sensorial environments and increased intelligence in home appliances represents an important enabling factor for the design and development of virtual elderly support community environments. In this paper, a platform based on mobile agents combined with federated information management mechanisms is introduced as a flexible infrastructure on top of which specialised care services are built.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-86
Number of pages14
JournalJournal On Information Technology In Healthcare
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • health care system
  • home care
  • aged
  • community care
  • computer interface
  • elderly care
  • family life
  • health care access
  • health care delivery


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