Title: Providing home care using context-aware agents

Authors: Dante I. Tapia, Francisco De Paz, Sara Rodriguez, Javier Bajo, Juan M. Corchado

Addresses: Departamento de Informatica y Automatica, Universidad de Salamanca, Plaza de la Merced s/n, 37008, Salamanca, Spain. ' Departamento de Informatica y Automatica, Universidad de Salamanca, Plaza de la Merced s/n, 37008, Salamanca, Spain. ' Departamento de Informatica y Automatica, Universidad de Salamanca, Plaza de la Merced s/n, 37008, Salamanca, Spain. ' Departamento de Informatica y Automatica, Universidad de Salamanca, Plaza de la Merced s/n, 37008, Salamanca, Spain. ' Departamento de Informatica y Automatica, Universidad de Salamanca, Plaza de la Merced s/n, 37008, Salamanca, Spain

Abstract: This paper presents an ambient intelligence based architecture model that defines intelligent hybrid agents. These agents have the ability to obtain automatic and real-time information about the context using a set of technologies, such as radio frequency identification, wireless networks and wireless control devices. The architecture can be implemented on a wide diversity of dynamic environments, especially for providing home care to elderly and dependent people.

Keywords: home care; ambient intelligence; AmI; context-aware agents; multi-agent systems; MAS; hybrid systems; case-based reasoning; CBR; wireless technologies; intelligent agents; agent-based systems; old age; radio frequency identification; RFID; wireless networks; wireless control; elderly people; dependent people; domiciliary care.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRIS.2010.034908

International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems, 2010 Vol.2 No.2, pp.125 - 132

Available online: 30 Aug 2010 *

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