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Ambient Assistive Health and Wellness Management in the Heart of the City

Volume 5597 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 229-232

Home Based Self-management of Chronic Diseases

  • William BurnsAffiliated withComputer Science Research Institute and School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster
  • , Chris NugentAffiliated withComputer Science Research Institute and School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster
  • , Paul McCullaghAffiliated withComputer Science Research Institute and School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster
  • , Huiru ZhengAffiliated withComputer Science Research Institute and School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster
  • , Norman BlackAffiliated withComputer Science Research Institute and School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster
  • , Peter WrightAffiliated withSheffield Hallam University
  • , Gail MountainAffiliated withSheffield Hallam University

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Abstract

Research in the area of developing home based self-management systems aim to provide a means whereby a patient suffering from a chronic condition can maintain a better quality of life while achieving their desired life goal. The use of everyday technologies to facilitate the self-management of three chronic conditions has been proposed. In this paper we outline the methodology by which we have acquired the functional requirements for healthcare professionals and patients in relation to three chronic diseases (Stroke, Congestive Heart Failure and Chronic pain), and describe how these requirements have been mapped onto a technological solution.

Keywords

Assistive technologies self-management independent living