The pressure over Healthcare systems is increasing in most developed countries. The generalized aging of the population is one of the main causes. This situation is even worse in underdeveloped, sparsely populated regions like Extremadura in Spain or Alentejo in Portugal. The authors propose to use the Situational-Context, a technique to seamlessly adapt Internet of Things systems to the needs and preferences of their users, for virtually modeling the elderly. These models could be used to enhance the elderly experience when using those kind of systems without raising the need for technical skills or the costs of implementing such systems by the regional healthcare systems. In this paper, the integration of a multidimensional integrated assessment platform with such virtual profiles is presented. The assessment platform provides and additional source of information for the virtual profiles that is used to better adapt existing systems to the elders needs.
Moguel, E., Berrocal, J., Murillo, J. M., García-Alonso, J., Mendes, D., Fonseca, C., & Lopes, M. (2018). Enriched elderly virtual profiles by means of a multidimensional integrated assessment platform. In Procedia Computer Science (Vol. 138, pp. 56–63). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2018.10.009