SafeHomeHealthCare: Interference-free Home Health-Care Smart Spaces using Search Algorithms and Meta-Reality Reflection

The context of this project is the growing need for automated health-care support for the sick and the elderly at home that can provide them with more comfort and safety while reducing the overall cost of the health-care system. Smart spaces have the potential to provide such automated support as numerous projects have demonstrated and as a recent European research funding initiative on emphasizes.

The project focused on the development and evaluation of new approaches based on the reflection of meta-reality and search algorithms, that enable to find and implement configurations of smart health care environments, free from interference. The following was used to achieve this goal:

  • a reflective architecture that allows dynamically reify the structure and behavior of smart spaces in a meta-model of virtual reality, and allows to reflect back on the smart space the changes operated at the meta-model (keeping a causal relationship between the meta-model and the smart space);
  • algorithms of search/filtering to efficiently traverse the space of the states (reified at the meta-model) of the systems installed in a smart space, in order to detect and identify possible functional interferences between those systems.

UFP participants:

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Submitting entity:

  • INESC TEC
  • Fundação Ensino e Cultura Fernando Pessoa

Project supported by:

  • ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), program  COMPETE (Operational Programme for Competitiveness) and by national funds from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia through the project PTDC/EIA-EIA/108352/2008 (COMP-01-0124-FEDER-010143)

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