|Title||Towards a hierarchically-structured decision support tool for improving seniors' independent living|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Billis, Antonis, Papageorgiou Elpiniki, Frantzidis Christos A., Konstantinidis Evdokimos, and Bamidis Panagiotis|
|Tertiary Authors||Makedon, Fillia, Betke Margrit, El-Nasr Magy Self, and Maglogiannis Ilias|
|Conference Name||the 6th International ConferenceProceedings of the 6th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments - PETRA '13|
|Conference Location||Rhodes, Greece|
In the current work, we present our position towards the modeling of a decision support system for health assessment and prevention of risky situations in the life of seniors. A two-layer architecture based on the Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FCMs) methodology is considered as the main tool to encode medical knowledge and reason about the health status of seniors. This is the initial step, since outputs of several discrete FCM models are then combined to form the input concepts for an upper level schema (the health status of the senior) of upper-level concepts and relationships, so as to infer about recommended individualized therapies and interventions that would help therapists to prevent risky situations and enhance the independence and quality of life of the seniors. A modeling sample of the depression assessment is presented at the first level of the proposed architecture, while am integration schema of the proposed approach provides a view of our future extended model.