Using multiagent systems and the Internet in care services for the ageing society

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Abstract

One of the most important problems the current society must deal with is the aging of the population, which, along with the increasing engagement of both men and women in work outside their homes, demand new solutions for the care of elderly people. Technology has reached a state where cheap support systems for elderly people staying alone at home can be implemented A possible solution is to allow care and health centers to remotely observe and help old people staying at their homes. In this paper we present an architecture for the support of elderly people in their daily tasks. Such an architecture is based on the Internet as the communication infrastructure and extensively exploits the Multi Agent Systems framework including both stationary and mobile agents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTELLIGENT SYSTEMS FOR MANUFACTURING: MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS AND VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION
EditorsLM CamarinhaMatos, H Afsarmanesh, Marik
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Pages33-47
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)0-412-84670-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998
Event3rd IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Information Technology for Balanced Automation Systems in Manufacturing - PRAGUE, Czech Republic
Duration: 1 Aug 1998 → …

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Information Technology for Balanced Automation Systems in Manufacturing
CountryCzech Republic
CityPRAGUE
Period1/08/98 → …

Keywords

  • mobile agents
  • multi agent systems
  • elderly care systems

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