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Hospital workers are highly mobile; they are constantly changing location to perform their daily work, which includes visiting patients, locating resources, such as medical records, or consulting with other specialists. The information required by these specialists is highly dependent on their location. Access to a patient's laboratory results might be more(More)
Hospitals are convenient settings for deploying pervasive computing technology, but they also raise important privacy concerns. Hospital work imposes significant demands on staff, including high availability, careful attention to patients, confidentiality, rapid response to emergencies, and constant coordination with colleagues. These demands shape the way(More)
The proliferation of different computing devices such as handhelds and wall-size whiteboards, as well as Internet-based distributed information systems are creating ubiquitous computing environments that provide constant access to information regardless of the user's location. Handheld computers are being transformed from personal electronic agendas into(More)
Hospitals are convenient settings for deployment of ubiquitous computing technology. Not only are they technology-rich environments, but their workers experience a high level of mobility resulting in information infrastructures with artifacts distributed throughout the premises. Hospital information systems (HISs) that provide access to electronic patient(More)
Healthcare professionals, working in hospitals experience a high level of mobility due to their need for accessing patients' clinical records, medical devices distributed throughout the premises, and colleagues with whom they collaborate. In this paper, we present how autonomous agents provide capabilities of intelligence and proactivity to healthcare(More)
In this paper, we present Ambient Information Systems (AIS) that support strategies relevant to enable elders to effectively manage their medication, such as: remind (Remind-Me AIS), guide (GUIDE-Me AIS), and motivate (CARE-Me AIS) them to medicate. We have informed the AIS design through a case study we carried out to understand elders' deficiencies for(More)
Mobile phones include a variety of sensors that can be used to develop context-aware applications and gather data about the user's behavior, including the places he visits, his level of activity and how frequently and with whom he socializes. The collection and analysis of these data has been the focus of recent attention in ubiquitous computing, giving(More)