ASTREA Framework: Development of Adaptive Monitoring Systems for Dynamic and Mobile Environments

  1. Balderas Diaz, Sara
Supervised by:
  1. José Luis Garrido Director
  2. Gabriel José Guerrero Contreras Director

Defence university: Universidad de Granada

Fecha de defensa: 23 February 2022

Committee:
  1. Lidia Fuentes Fernández Chair
  2. María Visitación Hurtado Torres Secretary
  3. Inmaculada Medina Bulo Committee member
  4. María Bermúdez Edo Committee member
  5. Sergio Fabian Ochoa Committee member

Type: Thesis

Abstract

This thesis proposes ASTREA, a framework as an integral solution of three pillars already introduced and which can be summarised as follows: 1) the design and development of monitoring systems which include sensors and wearables; 2) the automated deployment of the system in a mobile and dynamic network at runtime, as well as its post-deployment reconfiguration, which implies adaptations or upgrades to systems, emphasising the importance of maintaining localised scalability; and 3) the data gathering which comprises mobile elements as carriers and without including them. ASTREA has been created as a result of the prior study of various application domains, the design and development of monitoring systems in collaboration with experts (psychologists, doctors, nurses, midwives, educators and therapists) and which have been applied in specific environments. This research and previous developments have favoured the identification of common aspects and characteristics at the functional level, device and quality requirements that must be guaranteed for the correct functioning of such systems. Specifically, monitoring systems have been developed for direct application in real-life scenarios of patients suffering from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Fibromyalgia (F), and pregnant women (and their partners) with Small-for-Gestational-Age (SGA) foetuses or low birth weight babies.