Decision Support in the Elderly Healthcare: Combing Short-and Long-Term Analysis Aspects.

TitleDecision Support in the Elderly Healthcare: Combing Short-and Long-Term Analysis Aspects.
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBillis, Antonis, Frantzidis Christos, and Bamidis Panagiotis
Book TitleHandbook of Research on Innovations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia
Pagination21
PublisherIGI Global
KeywordsActive and Healthy Ageing (AHA), Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), Contextual Analysis, Decision Support System (DSS), Long-Term Trend Analysis, Personalized Treatment, Rule-Based Reasoning
Abstract

Ambient assisted living environments comprise of “smart” components that play the role of a “guardian angel” for the seniors. Health monitoring algorithms have been widely presented in the literature, however in most of the cases, they examine contextual information and the production of alerts in case of an emergency. This short-term information, needs to be combined also with respective analysis in the long run. Integrating both types of temporal information regarding the health status of seniors, one can safeguard that both emergency detection and early diagnosis of health deterioration would lead to increase feelings of safety and quality of life to baby boomers. This chapter aims at presenting the open questions regarding health monitoring in AAL environments and proposes an approach that combines both contextual and long-term trends to characterize overall health

DOI10.4018/978-1-4666-8234-4.ch010