Fuzzy optimization to improve mobile health and wellness recommendation systems

Mezei Jozsef, Shahrokh Nikou

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Abstract

In this article, we focus on mobile wellness and health-related applications from the perspective of the level of imprecision present in the data used in the recommendation systems. We propose a general fuzzy optimization model based on chanced constrained optimization to design recommendation systems that can take into consideration (i) the imprecision in the data and (ii) the imprecision by which one can estimate the effect of a recommendation on the user of the system. Our proposal is one of the first to use fuzzy optimization models in health-related decision making problems and the first to define a chance constrained optimization problem for interval-valued fuzzy numbers. The proposed approach identifies a set of actions to be taken by the users in order to optimize general health-related and/or wellness condition of the user from various perspectives. The model is illustrated through the example of walking speed optimization, with an additional numerical experiment offering a comparison with traditional methods.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)108–116
JournalKnowledge-Based Systems
Volume142
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Fuzzy Optimisation
  • Mobile Health an Wellness Applications
  • Chance Constrained Programming
  • Linguistic Variables

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