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Virtual Nursing Using Deep Belief Networks for Elderly People (DBN-EP)

S. Rajasekaran1,*, G. Kousalya2

1 Department of Information Technology, KGiSL Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, 641035, India
2 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, 641014, India

* Corresponding Author: S. Rajasekaran. Email: email

Computer Systems Science and Engineering 2022, 42(3), 985-1000.


The demand for better health services has resulted in the advancement of remote monitoring health, i.e., virtual nursing systems, to watch and support the elderly with innovative concepts such as being patient-centric, easier to use, and having smarter interactions and more accurate conclusions. While virtual nursing services attempt to provide consumers and medical practitioners with continuous medical and health monitoring services, access to allied healthcare experts such as nurses remains a challenge. In this research, we present Virtual Nursing Using Deep Belief Networks for Elderly People (DBN-EP), a new framework that provides a virtual nurse agent deployed on a senior citizen’s home, workplace, or care centre to help manage their health condition on a continuous basis. Using this method, healthcare providers can assign various jobs to nurses by utilizing a general task definition mechanism, in which a task is defined as a combination of medical workflow, operational guidelines, and data gathered from a remotely monitored virtual nursing system. Practitioners are in charge of DBN-EP and make treatment decisions for patients. This allows a DBN-EP to act as a personalized full-time nurse for a client by carrying out practitioner support activities based on information gathered about the client’s health. An electronic Personal Health Record (ePHR) system, such as a specialized web portal and mobile apps, could provide such patient information to elderly person family members and care centres. We created a prototype system using a DBN-EP system that allows traditional client applications and healthcare provider systems to collaborate. Finally, we demonstrate how this system may benefit the elderly through a result and debate.


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S. Rajasekaran and G. Kousalya, "Virtual nursing using deep belief networks for elderly people (dbn-ep)," Computer Systems Science and Engineering, vol. 42, no.3, pp. 985–1000, 2022.

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