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The validation of the MORE middleware by future operators will demonstrate the ease with which target organisations can put a usable and reliable system of networked embedded devices into operation using MORE middleware. Two use case scenarios will be implemented: Mitigation management (forestry and environment) and Medical environment (Diabetes).

Scenario 1: Chronic Care - Health Monitoring

Background

In the last few years the number of chronic illnesses has increased dramatically. The cost of treating them is about 80% of the overall medical expenses. The current form of service is, among other things, not adequately cost-effective because doctors often do not treat patients according to generally accepted clinical guidelines, and do not always take into account the special characteristics of individual patients. In addition, the treatment is currently reactive: it only deals with solving problems as they arise and provides little or no preventative action. It is difficult to provide proactive and ongoing patient treatment because doctors and carers are unaware of the status of their patients between visits, such as whether the patient follows the doctor's instructions.

Impact of MORE

The scenario to be implemented based on the MORE middleware will integrate the management of the medical institution (doctors and patients alike) in a virtual organisation in such a way that most of the information processing, problem solving and learning procedures connected to an evidence based and individualised management are done by intelligent (cognitive) personal assistants. The scenario provides easily accessible on-line services for doctors, patients and managers alike 24 hours daily which could be accessed via mobile devices and employs state of the art embedded systems. User-friendly and cheap to operate services are required, which allow chronic patients to be monitored continuously by sensors, and thereby decreasing the number of necessary personal encounters.

Overview of scenario architecture

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Scenario 2: Mitigation Management 

Background

In order to mitigate and manage environmental damage (e.g. critical value transgression for forest system stability (storm, biological stability), water quality (see EU Water Framework Directive), soil functionality (see EU Soil Protection Policy) information must be transferred from automatic monitoring facilities (e.g. EU Level-I/II plots) to a heterogeneous group of (a) affected land owners and (b) persons in charge at different administration, research, and management organisations.

Impact of MORE

The MORE middleware will enable professional users (administrations, research stations, management organisations) to receive and work with maps, e.g. with the help of a smart phone, PDA or MDA in this scenario. Private users (land owners) can receive information in a simplified form, which can be transferred to normal telecommunication instruments (mobile phone, Fax, etc.). Thus, users on different communication levels can be informed effectively and rapidly on probable hot spots (storm damage, critical release of harmful substances into drinking water).

Overview of scenario architecture 

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