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A mobile phone-based care model for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation: the care assessment platform (CAP)

Walters DL et al, BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 10

Cardiac rehabilitation programs offer effective means to prevent recurrence of a cardiac event, but poor uptake of current programs have been reported globally. Home based models are considered as a feasible alternative to avoid various barriers related to care centre based programs. This paper sets out the study design for a clinical trial seeking to test the hypothesis that these programs can be better and more efficiently supported with novel Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
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3 October 2010 | No Comments »
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Smart home technologies for health and social care support

Martin S et al, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), 2008, 4

The integration of smart home technology to support health and social care is acquiring an increasing global significance. Provision is framed within the context of a rapidly changing population profile, which is impacting on the number of people requiring health and social care, workforce availability and the funding of healthcare systems.
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3 June 2010 | No Comments »
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[Wireless device for monitoring the patients with chronic disease]

Ciorap R et al, Revista medico-chirurgicală̆ a Societă̆ţ̜ii de Medici ş̧i Naturaliş̧ti din Iaş̧i, 112(4)

Remote monitoring of chronic diseases can improve health outcomes and potentially lower health care costs. The high number of the patients, suffering of chronically diseases, who wish to stay at home rather then in a hospital increasing the need of homecare monitoring and have lead to a high demand of wearable medical devices. Also, extended patient monitoring during normal activity has become a very important target.
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13 May 2010 | No Comments »
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iFall: an Android application for fall monitoring and response

Sposaro, Frank, and Gary Tyson, Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2009

Injuries due to falls are among the leading causes of hospitalization in elderly persons, often resulting in a rapid decline in quality of life or death. Rapid response can improve the patients outcome, but this is often lacking when the injured person lives alone and the nature of the injury complicates calling for help. This paper presents an alert system for fall detection using common commercially available electronic devices to both detect the fall and alert authorities. We use an Android-based smart phone with an integrated tri-axial accelerometer. Data from the accelerometer is evaluated with several threshold based algorithms and position data to determine a fall. The threshold is adaptive based on user provided parameters such as: height, weight, and level of activity.
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4 April 2010 | No Comments »
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Mobile health monitoring systems

Walker, William et al, Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2009

Advancements are being made towards a cheap and effective means for health monitoring. A mobile monitoring system is proposed for monitoring a bicycle rider using light weight, low power wireless sensors. Biometric and environmental information pertaining to the bicycle rider is captured, transmitted to, and stored in a remote database with little user interaction required.
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27 March 2010 | No Comments »
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