Smart Community Care System: Ambient Intelligence Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Mobile Agent
Affiliation: Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan.
Many countries around the world are all striving for establishing pervasive community care services. To provide more responsive and personalized care services, this research aims to develop a “Smart Community Care System (SCCS)” based on the concept of Ambient Intelligence using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Mobile Agent (MA) technologies. Patent US20080294896 which provides a method for transmitting and receiving users personal information using agent technologies can be useful for SCCS to provide customized services. Caregivers may locate carereceivers easily in a community with RFID while MA furnishes timely and accurate information for the care provision. The care historical data can be automatically recorded as well. SCCS is expected to be able to promote the pervasive community care services with convenience, context awareness and accuracy. Patent US7529685 which furnishes a system for storing and retrieving patient data in a database connected to a network can be integrated with the proposed SCCS for improving the efficiency of patient data processing.
Keywords: Community care, radio frequency identification (RFID), mobile agent
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