STSM WG3 (Msury Mahunnah)

Start Date: 2012-05-15

End Date: 2012-06-15

Host Institution: U of Applied Science Western Switzerland

Host Country: Switzerland

Home Institution: Tallinn University of Technology

Home Country: Estonia


A promising direction in today\`s healthcare is Personal Health Systems, where each patient is treated individually based on his/her background, lifestyle, and habits, data from sensors monitoring his/her physiological signals, and his/her mental profile and genetic pool. Each patient in a Personal Health System would be represented by a software agent embodying knowledge about the given patient, as well as the rules for choosing treatments according to his/her profile, physiology, and genetic pool. Such agent would be capable of interacting on behalf of the patient with similar agents representing healthcare professionals, the patient’s family members, and his/her fellow patients. On the other hand, different disease groups can be represented by software agents that are experts in the respective sets of health conditions, are capable of diagnosing patients\` disorders, and alerting healthcare professionals. The analysis and design of such systems requires an appropriate approach that will provide a suitable mechanism for representing dynamic knowledge, capturing and storage of agent behaviours as well as modelling of interactions between the agents. The goal of the STSM research project described here is to study and analyze possible architectural patterns for Personal Health Systems, and propose a methodology for developing such systems.