Sanchez-Pi, N. and Molina, J.M.
Lecture Notes Computer Science. Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems. 38ed.Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2010, v. 6279, p. 357-364.
Publication year: 2010

nayat chapter 7Abstract

The increase in aging of European population implies a high cost in economy and society in any European country and it can be reduced if we pay attention and develop home care systems. Evaluation of these systems is a critical and challenging issue but seldom tackled. It is important before evaluating a system to figure out what is the evaluation goal. In our case, such a goal is to evaluate enhanced user experience and beyond the evaluation goal it is also a central concern about what to evaluate. In this paper we propose a multi-agent home care system where we describe how agents coordinate their decisions to provide e-services to patients when at home after hospitalization. Finally we center our proposal on the adaptation of an evaluation system, previously developed, to support the challenges of an e-Health environment and also the multi-user evaluation. These evaluation methods (online/offline) will provide user’s (patients, patient’s relatives and healthcare professionals) feedback into the system.