A DISTRIBUTED ADAPTATION MODEL FOR AMBIENT ASSISTIVE LIVING APPLICATIONS

M. T. Segarra, F. André

Abstract

Ambient assistive living applications are generally intended to allow older people to easily access medical and emergency services, and maintain social and relatives contacts. In order to improve performance, elderly related data may be distributed among the medical staff and/or the relatives. However, access to such data may require different properties such as confidentiality or urgency depending on the actor accessing data, the computing environment used to access them, and their nature. Therefore, ambient assistive living applications should be designed as adaptive software and include the necessary mechanisms to dynamically modify their behavior. In this paper, we propose a model for dynamic adaptation that clearly separates adaptation from business logic and that can be customized by applications designers in order to satisfy adaptation needs. The model is based on a set of mandatory functionalities that manage basic adaptation operations and an optional functionality that can be used to distribute adaptation mechanisms.

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T. Segarra M. and André F. (2009). A DISTRIBUTED ADAPTATION MODEL FOR AMBIENT ASSISTIVE LIVING APPLICATIONS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-63-0, pages 363-368. DOI: 10.5220/0001774403630368


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@conference{healthinf09,
author={M. T. Segarra and F. André},
title={A DISTRIBUTED ADAPTATION MODEL FOR AMBIENT ASSISTIVE LIVING APPLICATIONS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={363-368},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001774403630368},
isbn={978-989-8111-63-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - A DISTRIBUTED ADAPTATION MODEL FOR AMBIENT ASSISTIVE LIVING APPLICATIONS
SN - 978-989-8111-63-0
AU - T. Segarra M.
AU - André F.
PY - 2009
SP - 363
EP - 368
DO - 10.5220/0001774403630368