Nowadays social phenomena like ageing, the increase of obese people and diabetic people and the major sensitivity towards disabled introduce new social requirements for advanced products such as customized work and sport wear. This opens up opportunities for offering bundles of products and services that, relying on embedded sensors, allow the user to constantly monitor and intelligently handle biometric data related to his/her health conditions. In this paper, the platform architecture that supports the provision of such Product Service System is presented mainly focusing on its components and the functionalities they deliver. Possible usage extents and benefits of the proposed solution are analyzed so as to emphasize how the well-being of special target groups can be improved.
Landolfi, G., Alge, M., Bettoni, A., Canetta, L., Pedrazzoli, P., & Corti, D. (2014). Platform architecture empowering health and safe Product Service Systems for specific target groups. In Procedia CIRP (Vol. 21, pp. 117–122). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2014.03.187