TeleCARE time bank: A virtual community for elderly care supported by mobile agents

Octavio Castolo, Filipa Ferrada, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos

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The virtual community concept when supported by adequate information and communications technology (ICT) and organisational infrastructures, represents a very promising approach for a new philosophy in elderly care and active aging. A mobile agents-based approach to implementing services to support a Time Bank virtual community in elderly care is described and a prototype system developed in the context of the TeleCARE project is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-133
Number of pages15
JournalJournal On Information Technology In Healthcare
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Internetmedical information system
  • virtual reality
  • aged
  • aging
  • community care
  • computer interface
  • computer language
  • computer model
  • computer network
  • computer systeme-mail
  • telecommunication
  • elderly care
  • health care delivery
  • health care facility
  • health care personnel
  • social aspecttaxonomy
  • skill
  • human
  • information processing
  • quality of life


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