A Distributed Ambient Intelligence Based Multi-Agent System for Alzheimer Health Care

  1. Tapia, Dante I.
  2. Rodrı́guez, Sara 1
  3. Corchado, Juan M. 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02f40zc51

Computer Communications and Networks

ISSN: 1617-7975

ISBN: 9781848825987

Year of publication: 2009

Pages: 181-199

Type: Book chapter

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-84882-599-4_9 GOOGLE SCHOLAR


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This chapter presents ALZ-MAS (Alzheimer multi-agent system), an ambient intelligence (AmI)-based multi-agent system aimed at enhancing the assistance and health care for Alzheimer patients. The system makes use of several context-aware technologies that allow it to automatically obtain information from users and the environment in an evenly distributed way, focusing on the characteristics of ubiquity, awareness, intelligence, mobility, etc., all of which are concepts defined by AmI. ALZ-MAS makes use of a services oriented multi-agent architecture, called flexible user and services oriented multi-agent architecture, to distribute resources and enhance its performance. It is demonstrated that a SOA approach is adequate to build distributed and highly dynamic AmI-based multi-agent systems.

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