An intelligent knowledge-based and customizable home care system framework with ubiquitous patient monitoring and alerting techniques

Yen Lin Chen, Hsin Han Chiang, Chao Wei Yu, Chuan Yen Chiang, Chuan Ming Liu, Jenq Haur Wang*

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Abstract

This study develops and integrates an efficient knowledge-based system and a component-based framework to design an intelligent and flexible home health care system. The proposed knowledge-based system integrates an efficient rule-based reasoning model and flexible knowledge rules for determining efficiently and rapidly the necessary physiological and medication treatment procedures based on software modules, video camera sensors, communication devices, and physiological sensor information. This knowledge-based system offers high flexibility for improving and extending the system further to meet the monitoring demands of new patient and caregiver health care by updating the knowledge rules in the inference mechanism. All of the proposed functional components in this study are reusable, configurable, and extensible for system developers. Based on the experimental results, the proposed intelligent homecare system demonstrates that it can accomplish the extensible, customizable, and configurable demands of the ubiquitous healthcare systems to meet the different demands of patients and caregivers under various rehabilitation and nursing conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11154-11186
Number of pages33
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Component-based framework
  • Handheld devices
  • Healthcare systems
  • Knowledge-based systems
  • Patient monitoring
  • Ubiquitous monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biochemistry
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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