Volume 1, Issue 4, December 2008, Pages 361 - 378
Management of Uncertainty and Spatio-Temporal Aspects for Monitoring and Diagnosis in a Smart Home
- Juan Carlos Augusto, Jun Liu, Paul McCullagh, Hui Wang, Jian-Bo Yang
- Corresponding Author
- Juan Carlos Augusto
Available Online 2 January 2009.
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- Decision support, monitoring and diagnosis, ambient intelligence, Smart Home, uncertainty, spatio-temporal reasoning
- 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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TY - JOUR AU - Juan Carlos Augusto AU - Jun Liu AU - Paul McCullagh AU - Hui Wang AU - Jian-Bo Yang PY - 2009 DA - 2009/01 TI - Management of Uncertainty and Spatio-Temporal Aspects for Monitoring and Diagnosis in a Smart Home JO - International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems SP - 361 EP - 378 VL - 1 IS - 4 SN - 1875-6883 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.2008.1.4.8 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.2008.1.4.8 ID - Augusto2009 ER -