International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

Volume 1, Issue 4, December 2008, Pages 361 - 378

Management of Uncertainty and Spatio-Temporal Aspects for Monitoring and Diagnosis in a Smart Home

Authors
Juan Carlos Augusto, Jun Liu, Paul McCullagh, Hui Wang, Jian-Bo Yang
Corresponding Author
Juan Carlos Augusto
Available Online 2 January 2009.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.2008.1.4.8How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Decision support, monitoring and diagnosis, ambient intelligence, Smart Home, uncertainty, spatio-temporal reasoning
Abstract
The health system in developed countries is facing a problem of scalability in order to accommodate the increased proportion of the elderly population. Scarce resources cannot be sustained unless innovative technology is considered to provide health care in a more effective way. The Smart Home provides pre- ventive and assistive technology to vulnerable sectors of the population. Much research and development has been focused on the technological side (e.g., sensors and networks) but less effort has been invested in the capability of the Smart Home to intelligently monitor situations of interest and act in the best in- terest of the occupants. In this article we model a Smart Home scenario, using knowledge in the form of Event-Condition-Action rules together with a new inference scheme which incorporates spatio-temporal reasoning and uncertainty. A reasoning system called RIMER, has been extended to permit the monitoring of situations according to the place where they occur and the specific order and duration of the activities. The system allows for the specification of uncertainty both in terms of knowledge representation and credibility of the conclusions that can be achieved in terms of the evidence available.
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Journal
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
Volume-Issue
1 - 4
Pages
361 - 378
Publication Date
2009/01
ISSN
1875-6883
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.2008.1.4.8How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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