Silver Economy Edge Computing and Internet of Things based Platform to Improve the Quality of Life on Cruise Ships.

The cruise industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the travel and leisure market. “Megaships” are the latest trend, they carry approximately 6000 passengers and crew and include shopping malls, restaurants, theatres, sports facilities, planetariums, etc. Digital technologies are fostering major social and economic change, and cruise lines need to implement them to keep up with the market competition.

This week I had the opportunity to present a paper at the ICoTSC2020 congress, in which we propose the design of a platform that monitors the vital signs of the passengers on board.

IoT devices will collect, in real time, users’ parameters (blood pressure, oxygen and blood sugar levels, weight, etc.), as well as their location; so that, in case of a medical emergency (heart failure, panic attacks, etc.) the time of action is reduced.

The platform will be able to generate recommendations to users (e.g. restaurants with shorter waiting times), thanks to the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms. This article is part of the SMARTSEA project.

Juan Manuel Corchado

Full Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Automation, University of Salamanca, Spain.


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