Title: OntoHealth: a system to process ontologies applied to health pervasive environment

Authors: Giovani R. Librelotto; Leandro O. Freitas; André Fiorin; Bruno A. Mozzaquatro; Leandro Pasetto; Ricardo G. Martini; Renato P. De Azevedo; Rafael T. Pereira

Addresses: PPGI/DELC – Technology Center, Federal University of Santa Maria, Av. Roraima, 1000, 97105-900, Santa Maria, RS – Brazil ' PPGI/DELC – Technology Center, Federal University of Santa Maria, Av. Roraima, 1000, 97105-900, Santa Maria, RS – Brazil ' PPGI/DELC – Technology Center, Federal University of Santa Maria, Av. Roraima, 1000, 97105-900, Santa Maria, RS – Brazil ' PPGI/DELC – Technology Center, Federal University of Santa Maria, Av. Roraima, 1000, 97105-900, Santa Maria, RS – Brazil ' PPGI/DELC – Technology Center, Federal University of Santa Maria, Av. Roraima, 1000, 97105-900, Santa Maria, RS – Brazil ' PPGI/DELC – Technology Center, Federal University of Santa Maria, Av. Roraima, 1000, 97105-900, Santa Maria, RS – Brazil ' PPGI/DELC – Technology Center, Federal University of Santa Maria, Av. Roraima, 1000, 97105-900, Santa Maria, RS – Brazil ' Department of Bioinformatics, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710 – 057 Braga, Portugal

Abstract: In the last years, ontologies are being used in the development of pervasive computing applications. The pervasive computing has as one of its goals to facilitate interoperability between context sensitive applications and entities that may interact in that pervasive space. This paper presents OntoHealth: a system to process ontologies applied to health pervasive environment. The main idea is that a hospital could be seen as this pervasive environment, where someone, through ubiquitous computing, engages a range of computational devices and systems simultaneously, in the course of ordinary activities, and may not necessarily even be aware that they are doing so. With the proposed ontology and the tool for its processing, the medical tasks can be shared by all components of this pervasive environment.

Keywords: ontologies; pervasive computing; hospitals; inference mechanisms; interoperability; ubiquitous computing; healthcare technology; medical tasks; task sharing; e-healthcare; electronic healthcare.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCSE.2015.070997

International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, 2015 Vol.10 No.4, pp.359 - 367

Received: 22 Dec 2011
Accepted: 05 Sep 2012

Published online: 05 Aug 2015 *

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