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Design and implementation of a secure and user-friendly broker platform supporting the end-to-end provisioning of e-homecare services

Sofie Van Hoecke (UGent) , Kristof Steurbaut (UGent) , Kristof Taveirne (UGent) , Filip De Turck (UGent) and Bart Dhoedt (UGent)
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We designed a broker platform for e-homecare services using web service technology. The broker allows efficient data communication and guarantees quality requirements such as security, availability and cost-efficiency by dynamic selection of services, minimizing user interactions and simplifying authentication through a single user sign-on. A prototype was implemented, with several e-homecare services (alarm, telemonitoring, audio diary and video-chat). It was evaluated by patients with diabetes and multiple sclerosis. The patients found that the start-up time and overhead imposed by the platform was satisfactory. Having all e-homecare services integrated into a single application, which required only one login, resulted in a high quality of experience for the patients.

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Van Hoecke, Sofie, Kristof Steurbaut, Kristof Taveirne, Filip De Turck, and Bart Dhoedt. 2010. “Design and Implementation of a Secure and User-friendly Broker Platform Supporting the End-to-end Provisioning of E-homecare Services.” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 16 (1): 42–47.
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Van Hoecke, Sofie, Steurbaut, K., Taveirne, K., De Turck, F., & Dhoedt, B. (2010). Design and implementation of a secure and user-friendly broker platform supporting the end-to-end provisioning of e-homecare services. JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE, 16(1), 42–47.
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Van Hoecke S, Steurbaut K, Taveirne K, De Turck F, Dhoedt B. Design and implementation of a secure and user-friendly broker platform supporting the end-to-end provisioning of e-homecare services. JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE. 2010;16(1):42–7.
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Van Hoecke, Sofie, Kristof Steurbaut, Kristof Taveirne, et al. “Design and Implementation of a Secure and User-friendly Broker Platform Supporting the End-to-end Provisioning of E-homecare Services.” JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE 16.1 (2010): 42–47. Print.
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  abstract     = {We designed a broker platform for e-homecare services using web service technology. The broker allows efficient data communication and guarantees quality requirements such as security, availability and cost-efficiency by dynamic selection of services, minimizing user interactions and simplifying authentication through a single user sign-on. A prototype was implemented, with several e-homecare services (alarm, telemonitoring, audio diary and video-chat). It was evaluated by patients with diabetes and multiple sclerosis. The patients found that the start-up time and overhead imposed by the platform was satisfactory. Having all e-homecare services integrated into a single application, which required only one login, resulted in a high quality of experience for the patients.},
  author       = {Van Hoecke, Sofie and Steurbaut, Kristof and Taveirne, Kristof and De Turck, Filip and Dhoedt, Bart},
  issn         = {1357-633X},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {42--47},
  title        = {Design and implementation of a secure and user-friendly broker platform supporting the end-to-end provisioning of e-homecare services},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/jtt.2009.001011},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2010},
}

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