Ubiquitous Healthcare Service System with Context-awareness Capability: Design and Implementation

Chi-Chun Lo, Chi-Hua Chen, Ding Yuan Cheng, Hsu-Yang Kung*

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The rises of the life index quality together with the medical technology improvement lead to a longer life expectancy. Thus a better health care program, especially for elderly, is needed. The common health problems facing those senior citizens are changed from acute diseases to chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, etc. Along with these changes, medical tourism is becoming the trend of the future.

In this paper, we propose a decision support systems, the Ubiquitous Context-aware Healthcare Service System (UCHS), which uses micro sensors integrate RFID to sense user's life vital signal, such as electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG), heart rate (HR), respiratory rate (RR), blood pressure (BP), blood sugar (BS), and temperature and light. The UCHS is composted of Situation-Aware Medical Tourism Service Search Subsystem (SAMTS(3)), Healthy-life Map Guiding Subsystem (HMGS), Intelligent Curative Food Decision Support Subsystem (ICFDSS), and 4D Emergency Indication and Ambulance Dispatch Subsystem (4DEIADS) to provide relevant nature medicine recommendations to its user. The UCHS built upon an integrated service platform in which medical experts' knowledge and all position and negative influence of the proposed therapy are inferred by using semantic network. Crown Copyright (C) 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4416-4436
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2011


  • Medical tourism; Health-life Guiding; Curative food; Decision support system; Information retrieval; Text summarization

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