For many software systems deployed in dynamically changing environments, such as smart buildings, healthcare systems, disaster management, etc., there is an increasing demand for self-managing properties (like self-configuration, self-optimization, self-protection and self-healing). Systems must be able to easily adapt at runtime in response to changes in their user preferences, requirements, computing infrastructure and surrounding physical environment . The reasons for such demands are clear: self-management capabilities are expected to result in a longer lifetime of services and systems, a clear reduction in operational and maintenance costs, and an increase in reliability and trustworthiness from the perspective of the end user.
The aim of the ProHeal project is to implement self-management principles into the project partners’ existing internet-of-things devices and services for the independent living of elderly, thereby reducing maintenance/operation costs and improving customer satisfaction and user experience. ProHeal will validate and demonstrate the applicability and usefulness of these principles in an integrated pilot around a health care smart environment for elderly people including support for daily life and e-learning.
First year review successful – 28-01-2015 by Lex van Gijsel
The first year review was held in Eindhoven on January 7, 2015. All partners from the Netherlands and Korea were represented in the review meeting. The feedback from the review commission was very positive, so ProHeal successfully past this milestone.