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    The anatomy of pervasive self care services

    Roussos, George (2005) The anatomy of pervasive self care services. In: UNSPECIFIED (ed.) ICPS 05: Proceedings of the International Conference on Pervasive Services. IEEE Computer Society, pp. 441-444. ISBN 9780780390326.

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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 achieve this, 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 term conditions to manage their case. This service employs embedded networked computing elements in the home environment, on and in the body, and in medications and consumer electronics to provide context aware case management. The proposed architecture aims to introduce a generic reference model for the delivery of pervasive self care services that can help reduce the considerable amount of duplication in current work in this area.


    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 16:07
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:52


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