A service-based system for malnutrition prevention and self-management

Taweel, Adel and Barakat, Lina and Miles, Simon and Cioara, Tudor and Anghel, Ionut and Tawil, Abdel-Rahman H. and Salomie, Ioan (2016) A service-based system for malnutrition prevention and self-management. Computer Standards & Interfaces, 48. pp. 225-233. ISSN 0920-5489

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Malnutrition is considered one of the root causes for the occurrence of other diseases. It is particularly common in the ageing population, where it requires more efficient handling and management to enable longer home independent living. However, to achieve this, a number of related challenges need to be overcome, especially those related to management of health and disease let alone other social and logistical barriers. This paper presents the design of a distributed system that enables homecare management in the context of self-feeding and malnutrition prevention through balanced nutritional intake. The design employs a service-based system that incorporates a number of services including monitoring of activities, nutritional reasoning for assessing feeding habits, diet recommendation for food planning, and marketplace invocation for automating food shopping to meet dietary requirements. The solution is deployed in a small pilot in 12 elder adult houses that, in early results, demonstrates its holistic user-centred scalable approach for malnutrition self-management.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csi.2016.03.005
November 2016Published
24 March 2016Accepted
16 April 2016Published Online
Subjects: CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-01 - computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Oana-Andreea Dumitrascu
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 13:13
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 12:01
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4752

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