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A reference architecture for healthcare supportive home systems

Grant number: 15/19192-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 30, 2015
Effective date (End): November 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science - Computer Systems
Principal Investigator:Elisa Yumi Nakagawa
Grantee:Lina María Garcés Rodríguez
Supervisor: Flavio Oquendo
Host Institution: Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: Université de Bretagne-Sud, Vannes (UBS), France  
Associated to the scholarship:13/20317-9 - A reference Architectre for healthcare supportive home, BP.DR


Population ageing has been taking place in many countries across the globe and more recently in emerging countries as Brazil. In this context, Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) has become one focus of attention, including methods, products, services, and AAL software systems that support the everyday lives of elderly people, promoting mainly their independence and dignity. In AAL domain, a range of platforms and few reference architectures have been developed in recent years in order to support the development of such systems. However, these platforms and architectures are not still widely applied to support older people at home, due to the current solutions are not user-centric. Furthermore, the existing reference architectures intend to address all the scope of AAL domain, leading to spend a lot of time when these are instantiated for developing specific AAL systems, e.g., eHealth systems running in smart homes. In short, eHealth systems involve medical informatics applications (e.g., dissemination of health-related information, storage and exchange of clinical data, interprofessional communication, computer-based support, patient-provider interaction, education, health service management, or health communities and telemedicine) to facilitate the management and delivery of health care. In this perspective, the main objective of this PhD research project is to propose a reference architecture for user-centric Healthcare Supportive Home (HSH) systems i.e., systems that combine prevention tools and services, to alarm elder health conditions and to trigger preventive actions, based on perceived trends and behavioral patterns. It is desired with this project contributes to reuse design expertise and facilitates the development, standardization, evolution, and quality of HSH software systems. (AU)

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GARCES, LINA; AMPATZOGLOU, APOSTOLOS; AVGERIOU, PARIS; NAKAGAW, ELISA YUMI. Quality attributes and quality models for ambient assisted living software systems: A systematic mapping. INFORMATION AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY, v. 82, p. 121-138, . (13/20317-9, 15/19192-2, 14/02244-7)
GARCES, LINA; OQUENDO, FLAVIO; NAKAGAWA, ELISA YUMI; ASSOC COMP MACHINERY. Towards a Taxonomy of Software Mediators for Systems-of-Systems. XII BRAZILIAN SYMPOSIUM ON SOFTWARE COMPONENTS, ARCHITECTURES, AND REUSE (SBCARS), v. N/A, p. 10-pg., . (14/02244-7, 15/19192-2, 13/20317-9)

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