Design of a Virtual Community Infrastructure for Elderly Care [chapter]

L. M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh
2002 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
The virtual organizations paradigm combined with adequate tools to support the cooperation of social care assistants, health care professionals, elderly people, and their relatives, constituting a "virtual community", represent a promising approach to reduce the overwhelming care provision costs and to increase their quality. An architecture for a flexible platform based on adaptive mobile agents and information federation mechanisms is proposed and preliminary feasibility experiments are described.
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35585-6_47 fatcat:drmmchifdbd4dil7hzjc6ti3ti