The Importance of ICT and Wearable Devices in Monitoring the Health Status of Coronary Patients

  • Pedro SobreiroEmail author
  • Abílio Oliveira
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1026)


Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death in the world, despite its avoidable nature, as in the case of coronary artery disease. The healthcare technology market trends make access to information and communication technologies (ICT), including wearable devices, increasingly available to the general population. Understanding the perspectives of healthcare professionals in the use of these technologies in clinical settings for surveillance and promotion of the health status of patients with coronary diseases may help to bring technological advances closer to the expectations of clinical practice. After two sessions of focus groups, we present the results obtained from the textual analysis of the discussion between Nurses, Cardiac Physiologists, Physiotherapists, and Physicians. The findings of this study are important in the domain of adoption and acceptance of technology in health care and contribute (with a set of items) to the development of a questionnaire, to be used in a subsequent study.


Health status Coronary patients Information and communication technologies (ICT) Wearable devices Adoption and acceptance of technology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL)LisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), ISTAR-IULLisbonPortugal

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