This paper describes the research made on current mobile health monitoring systems targeting the elderly and the development of an elderly-oriented solution, serving as a proof-of-concept of the research done. It provides a scientific contribution by specifying a system with characteristics never combined before, when applied to the health monitoring of older adults. Also, a prototype for that system was developed and evaluated with its end users – the elderly.

The proof of concept solution allows the patient to measure his weight and blood pressure with ANT+ sensors connected to his Android smart-phone. The measured data is stored on the mobile device for later reading and sent through the network, to a medical entity. This entity can, whenever desired, analyse that information and give an appropriate feedback to the patient through a web application.


health monitoring mobile health system wireless sensors ANT+ Android 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Belchior
    • 1
  • Diogo Júnior
    • 1
  • António Monteiro
    • 2
  1. 1.Associação Fraunhofer Portugal ResearchPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do PortoPortoPortugal

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