An Ontology-Based System for Context-Aware and Configurable Services to Support Home-Based Continuous Care

Abstract

Continuous care models for chronic diseases pose several technology-oriented challenges for home-based care, where assistance services rely on a close collaboration among different stakeholders, such as health operators, patient relatives, and social community members. This paper describes an ontology-based context model and a related context management system providing a configurable and extensible service-oriented framework to ease the development of applications for monitoring and handling patient chronic conditions. The system has been developed in a prototypal version, and integrated with a service platform for supporting operators of home-based care networks in cooperating and sharing patient-related information and coordinating mutual interventions for handling critical and alarm situations. Finally, we discuss experimentation results and possible further research directions.

DOI: 10.1109/TITB.2010.2091649
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@article{Paganelli2011AnOS, title={An Ontology-Based System for Context-Aware and Configurable Services to Support Home-Based Continuous Care}, author={Federica Paganelli and Dino Giuli}, journal={IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine}, year={2011}, volume={15}, pages={324-333} }