7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

An Intelligent Health Assistant for Migrants

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2013.252111,
        author={Till Plumbaum and Sascha Narr and Veit Schwartze and Frank Hopfgartner and Sahin Albayrak},
        title={An Intelligent Health Assistant for Migrants},
        proceedings={7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        keywords={health assistant multilingual search prevention service},
  • Till Plumbaum
    Sascha Narr
    Veit Schwartze
    Frank Hopfgartner
    Sahin Albayrak
    Year: 2013
    An Intelligent Health Assistant for Migrants
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2013.252111
Till Plumbaum1, Sascha Narr1, Veit Schwartze1, Frank Hopfgartner1,*, Sahin Albayrak1
  • 1: Technische Universität Berlin
*Contact email: frank.hopfgartner@dai-labor.de


Preventive health is becoming an increasingly important part of our society. In addition to improving people’s personal well being, another positive effect is the reduction of costs for medical treatments that put a high burden on individuals and health care providers. Despite these advantages, preventive health services are still not used at a desired level. This is especially true for people with a migration background, since linguistic or cultural barriers prevent them from accessing preventive health services in their host countries. In this paper, we introduce a system which aims to break down these barriers and to give assistance to migrants.