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A multimedia information system for home health-care support

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1 Author(s)
M. Y. Kim ; IBM Thomas J. Watson Res. Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

The author describes Guardian, a knowledge based home health-care support system in the domain of childhood leukaemia. Guardian is part of a joint project between IBM Research and the New England Medical Center for building a prototype home-care system for children with leukaemia. The prototype system consists of a set of applications, including consultation and symptoms analysis, procedure guidance, emotional support, and communications, implemented in Smalltalk/OS2. This article focuses on the knowledge-based system, which helps parents better understand the symptoms or problems their child is experiencing and provides them with relevant therapeutic information

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IEEE MultiMedia  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 4 )