Electronic Healthcare. 4th International Conference, eHealth 2011, Málaga, Spain, November 21-23, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

An Agent Based Pervasive Healthcare System: A First Scalability Study

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29262-0_19,
        author={Johannes Krampf and Stefano Bromuri and Michael Schumacher and Juan Ruiz},
        title={An Agent Based Pervasive Healthcare System: A First Scalability Study},
        proceedings={Electronic Healthcare. 4th International Conference, eHealth 2011, M\^{a}laga, Spain, November 21-23, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={E-HEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Personal Health Systems Agents Pervasive Healthcare},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29262-0_19}
    }
    
  • Johannes Krampf
    Stefano Bromuri
    Michael Schumacher
    Juan Ruiz
    Year: 2012
    An Agent Based Pervasive Healthcare System: A First Scalability Study
    E-HEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29262-0_19
Johannes Krampf1,*, Stefano Bromuri1,*, Michael Schumacher1,*, Juan Ruiz2,*
  • 1: University of Applied Sciences
  • 2: Lausanne University Hospital
*Contact email: johannes.krampf@hevs.ch, stefano.bromuri@hevs.ch, michael.schumacher@hevs.ch, juan.ruiz@chuv.ch

Abstract

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) occurs during pregnancy due to an increased resistance to insulin caused by the growth of the baby. It appears after the 24th week of pregnancy and it is treated with diet counselling and insulin treatment. In this paper we present the complete implementation of a Pervasive Healthcare System (PHS) based on intelligent agents to support continuous monitoring of pregnant women affected by GDM. Our infrastructure is composed of a mobile interface connecting to a distributed multi-agent system which in turns is connected to a patient management system. This stores the data produced during the monitoring phase and present them to the doctors in charge of the patient. Our system’s scalability is then evaluated to show the strong and weak points of our approach.