Development Strategy of an Architecture for E-health Personalised Service Robots


This paper presents a service robot architecture based on the principles of a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), whose modularity design maximizes the benefits of multidisciplinary contributions from researchers of different areas. The diagram of the proposed architecture is presented and discussed in terms of its development strategy, oriented towards the creation of societal and economical impact. Services are supported by an intelligently managed database, storing personal profiles and preferences towards an active and personalized assistive care. The Entity-Relationship schema is described in detail, giving an overview of how the different types of information are related, e.g., relating preferred activities with specific locations and with preferred friends to take part. It is virtually impossible to identify all elderly needs in advance, since their fragile condition leads to constantly changing needs. The proposed methodology fosters services adaptability. It allows for them to continuously fit elderly specific needs efficiently and improve the quality of a service without requiring redeveloping it entirely. By applying the proposed architecture, a service robot can, for example, actively search for an elderly person to assess his/her status (felling sad, bored, etc.) and perform specific actions in a personalised manner, according to his/her preferences. This work is developed within the context of the Social Robot project, funded by the FP7 Marie Curie Programme IAAP. IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems

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@inproceedings{Santos2014DevelopmentSO, title={Development Strategy of an Architecture for E-health Personalised Service Robots}, author={Lu{\'i}s Santos and Christophoros Christophorou and Eleni Christodoulou}, year={2014} }