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Towards a Holistic ICT Platform for Protecting Intimate Partner Violence Survivors Based on the IoT Paradigm

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Departamento de Ingeniería de la Información y las Comunicaciones, Universidad de Murcia, 30100 Murcia, Spain
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Instituto Universitario de Estudios de Género, Universitat d’Alacant, 03080 Alicante, Spain
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Departamento de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, 30202 Cartagena, Spain
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Expert in Family Counselling, Freelance Worker, 30008 Murcia, Spain
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Departamento de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, 03202 Elche, Alicante, Spain
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica Automatica e Gestionale ‘Antonio Ruberti’, Sapienza Università di Roma, 00185 Roma, Italy
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Symmetry 2020, 12(1), 37; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12010037
Received: 3 December 2019 / Revised: 19 December 2019 / Accepted: 20 December 2019 / Published: 23 December 2019
Intimate partner violence (IPV) remains a scourge that compromises the rights of many women around the world, shaping an asymmetry in civil rights. Fighting gender-based violence, especially when it is committed by an intimate partner, is an important responsibility that needs to be addressed from all angles. It is also remarkable that our society is clearly conditioned by information and communication technology (ICT), which involves many aspects of our daily life. Unfortunately, violence that is performed in the real world is also replicated in this ‘virtual’ existence, by offenders in ICT contexts. On the other hand, the same technologies also provide a plethora of opportunities to fight IPV, which are enhanced by the innovative paradigm of the so-called Internet of Things (IoT). In this work, we first present a thorough compilation of ICT proposals already published—based on either hardware or software—aimed at protecting IPV survivors, and which can be applied in real life situations but also within social networks. The challenges that still lie ahead are highlighted and, a complete ICT-based platform for IPV management, within an IoT framework, that overcomes the limitations of previous works is proposed, and then promoting a symmetry between individuals in society. View Full-Text
Keywords: intimate partner violence; information and communication technologies; wearable sensors; internet of things; machine learning intimate partner violence; information and communication technologies; wearable sensors; internet of things; machine learning
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Rodríguez-Rodríguez, I.; Rodríguez, J.-V.; Elizondo-Moreno, A.; Heras-González, P.; Gentili, M. Towards a Holistic ICT Platform for Protecting Intimate Partner Violence Survivors Based on the IoT Paradigm. Symmetry 2020, 12, 37. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12010037

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Rodríguez-Rodríguez I, Rodríguez J-V, Elizondo-Moreno A, Heras-González P, Gentili M. Towards a Holistic ICT Platform for Protecting Intimate Partner Violence Survivors Based on the IoT Paradigm. Symmetry. 2020; 12(1):37. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12010037

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Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Ignacio; Rodríguez, José-Víctor; Elizondo-Moreno, Aránzazu; Heras-González, Purificación; Gentili, Michele. 2020. "Towards a Holistic ICT Platform for Protecting Intimate Partner Violence Survivors Based on the IoT Paradigm" Symmetry 12, no. 1: 37. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12010037

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