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Sensors 2014, 14(6), 9900-9921;

Monitoring and Detection Platform to Prevent Anomalous Situations in Home Care

Departamento de Informática y Automática, Universidad de Salamanca, Plaza de la Merced s/n, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid 28660, Spain
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Received: 8 April 2014 / Revised: 25 May 2014 / Accepted: 27 May 2014 / Published: 5 June 2014
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Monitoring and tracking people at home usually requires high cost hardware installations, which implies they are not affordable in many situations. This study/paper proposes a monitoring and tracking system for people with medical problems. A virtual organization of agents based on the PANGEA platform, which allows the easy integration of different devices, was created for this study. In this case, a virtual organization was implemented to track and monitor patients carrying a Holter monitor. The system includes the hardware and software required to perform: ECG measurements, monitoring through accelerometers and WiFi networks. Furthermore, the use of interactive television can moderate interactivity with the user. The system makes it possible to merge the information and facilitates patient tracking efficiently with low cost. View Full-Text
Keywords: multi-agent system; indoor location; WIFI; home care multi-agent system; indoor location; WIFI; home care
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Villarrubia, G.; Bajo, J.; De Paz, J.F.; Corchado, J.M. Monitoring and Detection Platform to Prevent Anomalous Situations in Home Care. Sensors 2014, 14, 9900-9921.

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