Title: TaskCBP: an intelligent agent for task planning in elderly care

Authors: Juan F. De Paz, Yanira De Paz, Juan M. Corchado, Javier Bajo

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

Abstract: This paper presents an autonomous intelligent agent developed for healthcare in geriatric residences. The paper focuses on the role of ambient intelligence in the automation of healthcare services. The work here presented shows the development of an autonomous agent, TaskCBP, which incorporates a model of human thinking, such as reasoning based on past experiences. The planning mechanism integrated within the agent has been implemented by means of a novel QSOR neural network. The system has been tested and this paper presents the results obtained.

Keywords: case-based planning; CBP; case-based reasoning; CBR; radio frequency identification; RFID; healthcare technology; self-organising neural networks; QSOR neural networks; ambient intelligence; location system; multi-agent systems; MAS; agent-based systems; intelligent agents; geriatric residences; residential care; elderly care; autonomous agents; task planning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCIBSB.2010.038216

International Journal of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, 2010 Vol.1 No.4, pp.349 - 369

Published online: 23 Jan 2011 *

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