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    A blueprint for pervasive self-care infrastructures

    Roussos, George and Marsh, A. (2006) A blueprint for pervasive self-care infrastructures. In: UNSPECIFIED (ed.) PerCom 2006: 4th IEEE Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops. IEEE Computer Society, pp. 479-484. ISBN 9780769525202.

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    Self care is a recent initiative by the Department of Health in the UK that aims to treat patients with long-term conditions sooner, nearer to home and earlier in the course of their disease. To this end, it places the point-of-care in the community and often at the patients' own home. In this paper we discuss the building blocks of pervasive self care, a ubiquitous computing service infrastructure that can play a critical role in supporting patients with long tern conditions to manage their case. This service employs computing elements embedded in the home environment and the body so as to provide context-aware case management. The proposed architecture brings together islands of pervasive computing functionality into an integrated end-to-end architecture. In doing so, it aims to introduce a generic reference model for the delivery of pervasive self-care services that can help limit the considerable amount of duplication in current work in this field


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2021 15:36
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:52


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