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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-019-09-1257


An Alert System for People Monitoring Based on Multi-Agents using Maps

Pilar Castro Garrido (University of Córdoba, Spain)

Irene Luque Ruiz (University of Córdoba, Spain)

Miguel Ángel Gómez-Nieto (University of Córdoba, Spain)

Abstract: This paper describes an alert system for people monitoring based on multi-agent using maps. This system monitors the users' physical context using their mobile phone. The data acquisition is made using the available sensors on mobile phone. A set of agents on mobile phones are responsible for collecting, processing and sending data to the server. Another set of agents on server stores the data and checks the preconditions of the restrictions associated with the user, in order to trigger the appropriate alarms. These alarms are sent not only to the user that violates a restriction, but also to the one responsible for supervising the person monitored. The supervisor can control all the supervised people through a map interface with functionality such as sending a SMS or making a call directly from the map. The applicability of the system will be illustrated with an example for Alzheimer patient monitoring. These patients will carry on normal activity in the home environment or home for the elderly, monitored by their family or by nurses.

Keywords: JADE, maps, monitoring, multi-agents system, physical context, sensors

Categories: H.5, I.2.11, I.2.8, J.1, M.0