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Alicia García Holgado
Research Group of InterAction and eLearning (GRIAL)
University of Salamanca (Spain)
Zamora, Spain, June 2nd, 2016

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  1. 1. SocialNet Alicia García Holgado Research Group of InterAction and eLearning (GRIAL) University of Salamanca (Spain) Zamora, Spain, June2nd, 2016
  2. 2. Introduction • Private social network for monitoring daily progress of patients by their relatives • The main aim of SocialNet is providing a social interaction context restricted to relatives and authorized persons by the patient or his/her legal guardian, in order to they can track the daily progress of the patient • Each patient has a private area only accessible to authorized persons and their caregivers, where they can share pictures, videos or texts about its progress • SocialNet is availableonline through
  3. 3. Technology (I) • SocialNet has been developed bytheGRIAL Research Group from theUniversityof Salamanca and INTRAS Foundation • The functional prototypeof SocialNet is based on Drupal ( • Content Management System (CMS) that allows extending thefunctionalityof its core with a hugeamount of modules developed by an activeand open community • Developed in PHP • Deployed with Apacheand Nginx as web servers and MariaDB as database management system • Several modules havebeen installed in order to providethe SocialNet features
  4. 4. Technology (II) • Two modules have been developed: • The first module calculates the statistical indicatorsof each patient's wall in order to send them automatically to the concerned stakeholders through the notificationssystem provided by Drupal • The second module is centred on automate several workflows related to the creation of wallsand the access of the patients and relatives to them • SocialNet provides a services layer in order to support the interoperability among other appplications
  5. 5. Highlights • Multilingual support • The tool is accessible through different devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.) • User friendly • Secure software • Based on Drupal, a Content Management System (CMS) used by the European Commission • High scalability and flexibility degree
  6. 6. Public frontpage
  7. 7. User
  8. 8. Private frontpagefor pasive users • The main page of pasive users shows the user’s wall with several publications and the people who interact inside the wall, such as relatives, friends, caregivers.
  9. 9. Post on the user’swall (pasive user) • Relatives and authorized persons can play two roles within SocialNet, depending on the permissions grantedthem by the caregivers when they provide them with access to the wall. They pasive users only can see the information published by others on the patient's wall.
  10. 10. User’sprofile
  11. 11. Authorized person Relatives
  12. 12. Private frontpagefor active users • Authorized persons could perform different tasks on patient's wall, such as publishing an activity, writing comments, or rating a publication
  13. 13. Authorized user’sprofile
  14. 14. Caregivers
  15. 15. Private frontpagefor caregivers • The main page of a caregiver display information about the walls of the patients that he is in charge • Moreover has access to the user’s profiles who are part of the walls
  16. 16. Caregiver’sprofile
  17. 17. User’swall • Caregivers can manage the access and permissions in the walls • They can get some statistics about the interaction inside the wall
  18. 18. Caregivers’supervisor
  19. 19. Private frontpagefor caregivers’supervisor • The main page of caregivers’ supervisor display information about his/her caregivers and the walls managed by them
  20. 20. Caregivers’supervisorprofile • The caregivers’supervisor profile display information about his/her caregiversand a list of walls that he/she has access
  21. 21. Responsivedesign
  22. 22. Smartphones
  23. 23. SocialNet Alicia García Holgado Research Group of InterAction and eLearning (GRIAL) University of Salamanca (Spain) Zamora, Spain, June2nd, 2016