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|Title:||An Ontology-Based Actuator Discovery and Invocation Framework in Home Care Systems|
Turner, Kenneth J
|Citation:||Wang F & Turner KJ (2009) An Ontology-Based Actuator Discovery and Invocation Framework in Home Care Systems. In: Mokhtari M, Khalil I, Bauchet J, Zhang D, Nugent C (ed.). Ambient Assistive Health and Wellness Management in the Heart of the City: 7th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2009, Tours, France, July 1-3, 2009. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Berlin: Springer, pp. 66-73.|
|Series/Report no.:||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Abstract:||Home care systems need to be personalised to meet individual needs, and must be easily adjusted as the user's symptoms develop. Care policies (i.e. Event- Condition-Action rules) can be used to specify care services, facilitating changes in the behaviour of a home care system. Context modelling allows a user to specify the trigger and conditions of a care policy, using high-level context rather than raw sensor data. The actions of a care policy are, however, still dependent on the implementations details of actuators. We propose a framework that allows the actions of a care policy to be specified abstractly using human- understandable concepts. The framework takes care of discovering and using specific actuators, hiding the low-level home networking details from ordinary users. It therefore makes personalisation and modification of home care systems more accessible to ordinary users, requiring very little technical knowledge.|
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