Development of an elderly care services platform: Case Wuxin pilot in Wuhan

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School of Science | Master's thesis
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Date
2013
Major/Subject
Tietotekniikka
Mcode
T-86
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en
Pages
[12] + 75
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In order to create a safe and secure, technology supported living environment for elderly people, a Wuhan based company, Wuxin Ltd, and plans to develop a platform for ICT enabled elderly care services. The platform would provide services both for home based care and for caring institutions. One of the main objectives is to collect and combine data from different devices that can be used for health, wellbeing and assisted living solutions. The purpose of this thesis is to provide requirements and architecture design for the Wuxin platform. The background includes discussion on market's needs, and specifically on the needs in the target environment in Wuhan, and a small study of products available on the market in China. These are followed by the requirements analysis and software architecture design. The methods are described in a literature review on requirements engineering (RE) and software architecture. In RE section, requirements process models, requirements activities such as requirements elicitation, requirements analysis and validation, and requirements management are studied. In software architecture section, architectural design process is discussed first and then architectural design styles are presented. The requirements process for Wuxin Platform is then described, resulting to the agreed requirements based on which the architecture of Wuxin Platform has been designed. Wuxin Platform is decomposed into subsystems and every subsystem is designed following the object oriented style.
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Supervisor
Hämäläinen, Matti
Thesis advisor
Itälä, Timo
Liu, Jun
Keywords
platform requirements, platform design, architectural design, object-oriented architecture
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