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At the home level (although this term is merely generic
since we can discuss also about the monitoring patients in
remote locations, in ambulances being in traffic etc ...), the
system is monitoring the patient's vital signals, as well as data
related to the daily activities patterns (where applicable). This
framework is applicable on both home and assisted care
facilities monitoring. Holistic approach: Patients are viewed in their totality,
including their health status, as well as social network
and their individual capabilities and preferences. 9th RoEduNet IEEE International Conference 2010 Apart from the physical integration (obviously necessary
since integration of different equipments with specific
communication protocols is required), a functional integration
is necessary, in order to overcome the fuzzy functional
partition among different systems, a source of potential
functional conflicts. The information offered for the medical
and social assistance staffs has also to pass a semantic
integration since this information is used by different actors
with different needs and perspectives over the same subject: the
patient status. In this respect, the monitoring centre system is
acting as a SoS bridge, being responsible for the physical,
functional and semantic integration aspects.
Figure 1. System Architecture The overall heterogeneous system of autonomous systems Even at this level, the system is considered as a SoS: the
vital signs monitoring and activity monitoring are two
autonomous systems, each of which have their own capabilities
(see Fig 2.).
Home / remote location system is responsible for the
acquisition, collection, analysis and transmission of the
patient's vital signs, like Sp02, BP, ECG. Most likely, this
system is physically located at patients' home. This system is
composed of two modules:
The sensors integration platform, which is attached on
Home gateway, which communicates with the sensors
over a local connection. has an emergent behavior which,...
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- Summer '13
- Computer Science