Articles and Papers in which I worked


An Agent-based Architecture for Developing Activity Aware Systems for Assisting Elderly Journal of Universal Computer Science

June 28, 2010

Ageing is a global phenomenon Which has motivated many research and development projects With the aim of providing computing services That support the active and independent living of the elderly. To integrate the ambient intelligence (AmI) vision into the home environment to allow elders to “age in place”, it has been identified the necessity of providing high-level software support for creating ambient assisted living (AAL) environments. We propose activity-aware smart computing environments to allow continuous activity to Provide awareness and offer assistance opportunistically Aimed at supporting the elders’ current activity. This new paradigm calls for novel tools to help developers mirror human activities in the digital domain, and adapt smart environments based on the activities Executed by the users. This paper Proposes the use of autonomous agents to cope With the design issues for developing activity-aware systems. We specialized architecture by the SALSA agent Incorporating customizable activity-aware Represent Mechanisms to infer and activities. We illustrate the capabilities Offered by SALSA autonomous agents through a design of an activity-aware application for helping elders to manage medication Their activity.


Enhancing a Wearable Help Button to Support the Medication Adherence of Older Adults

November 9, 2009

Medication adherence has been identified as a problem That Contributes to Increasing the use of health-care services. In This paper, we present the design of a wearable display notification for supporting Which medication adherence was designed in the context of a project That will study the impact of using ldquohelp buttonsrdquo to Provide permanent socio-medical assistance to the elderly. From a case study That We Conducted With six (6) participants we Gained an initial understanding of how the elderly manage Their medications to avoid the inherent Risks Associated With That medicating are Identified in the literature. From this understanding, we Identified how the Characteristics for notification systems Should be Implemented in a System with the goal of supporting an activity Carried out by older adults. THUS, we present the NORMAS incorporated into the wearable display notification for medication adherence, we Consider Which will enable the elderly to Easily read and interpret the information Presented on the display.

Elder: An Ontology for Enabling Living Independently of Risks

Springer November 6, 2009

We present a Context-aware Component based on agents That Enables developers to build Ambient Intelligence (AMI) Systems for supporting the independent living of elders. This component use the Elder ontology That We propose to model the context information inherent to the elder’s daily activities and That Enables agents to infer Risks. Our aim is to Provide an ontology Flexible Easily enough to enable developers to change the contextual conditions for inferring Risks in order to Respond to a different scenario. In This paper, we describe the functionality of the activity-aware component and the elder ontology and illustrate Their use by presenting the design of an application