TitleA Decision-Support Framework for Promoting Independent Living and Ageing Well Purchase or Sign In
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBillis, Antonis, Papageorgiou Elpiniki, Frantzidis Christos A., Tsatali Marianna, Tsolaki Anthoula, and Bamidis Panagiotis
JournalIEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
Start Page199
Date Published01/2015
Keywordslone-living senior

Artificial intelligence and decision support systems offer a plethora of health monitoring capabilities in ambient assisted living environment. Continuous assessment of health indicators for elderly people living on their own is of utmost importance, so as to prolong their independence and quality of life. Slow varying, long-term deteriorating health trends are not easily identifiable in seniors. Thus, early sign detection of a specific condition, as well as, any likely transition from a healthy state to a pathological one are key problems that the herein proposed framework aims at resolving. Statistical process control concepts offer a personalized approach toward identification of trends that are away from the atypical behavior or state of the seniors, while fuzzy cognitive maps knowledge representation and inference schema have proved to be efficient in terms of disease classification. Geriatric depression is used as a case study throughout the paper, so to prove the validity of the framework, which is planned to be pilot tested with a series of lone-living seniors in their own homes.