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Volume 24, Issue 3


A Collaborative Workflow for Computer-Aided Design in Ambient Assisted Living: The ASIM Project

Nicolas Ferry / Pascal Berruet / Willy Allegre / Laurent Augu
Published Online: 2015-03-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jisys-2014-0168


In 2014, the worldwide context is that the population is increasingly both expanding and aging in industrial countries. In contrast, the personal health levels of individuals could decrease. Although retirement homes and health-care centers assume most of the demand, they will most probably overflow in the next few years. One of the current solutions is e-Health, which involves biomedical monitoring but also home automation functions to compensate for disabilities that tend to increase with age. In this context, several domains have to be merged while respecting the entire ecosystem: the users, their needs and environment, but also all the various actors/experts involved in this process. The issue, however, is that enormous effort is required to combine the multiple expert domains because these can be antinomic. Hence, this paper proposes a collaborative workflow that brings together these different actors and generates the control/command application. Applying model-driven engineering, this workflow makes a clear distinction between people’s health requirements, the home automation functions, and the user interface points of view. Thus, it allows experts in each field to adapt their system in terms of the user’s needs, disability, and health state.

Keywords: E-Health; smart medical home; ambient assisted living; ageing care telehealth services; model-driven engineering


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Corresponding author: Pascal Berruet, Lab-STICC, University of South Brittany, BP 92116, 56321 Lorient Cedex, France, e-mail:

Received: 2014-11-07

Published Online: 2015-03-10

Published in Print: 2015-08-01

Citation Information: Journal of Intelligent Systems, Volume 24, Issue 3, Pages 343–360, ISSN (Online) 2191-026X, ISSN (Print) 0334-1860, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jisys-2014-0168.

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