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Digitally Monitoring Thermalism Health and Wellness Effects - A Conceptual Model Proposal

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As life expectancy grows and the population requirements for satisfactory health and wellness levels increases, there is a clear opportunity for the incorporation of alternative techniques and tools for promoting health and preventing disease. One of these tools, is the use of thermal water-based treatments, commonly known as thermalism, as tools to trigger patients’ overall wellness. Despite the collective assumption of the effects of thermalism, there is little to no scientific evidence of these treatments, thus impairing the potential of this activity to become more widespread in society. Thus, with this paper, we present a conceptual model for a non-invasive sensing system based on wearables that can monitor a set of patients’ biomarkers which will serve as the basis for the validation of the effects of thermalism. This system will also serve as a management and operation control tool for thermal SPA managers and technical directors.

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  • Thermalism
  • Wearables
  • Non-invasive sensing system
  • Sensing systems
  • Wellness

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This work is financed by National Funds through the Portuguese funding agency, FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia within project UIDB/50014/2020.

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Martins, J., Moreira, F., Au-Yong-Oliveira, M., Gonçalves, R., Branco, F. (2021). Digitally Monitoring Thermalism Health and Wellness Effects - A Conceptual Model Proposal. In: Rocha, Á., Adeli, H., Dzemyda, G., Moreira, F., Ramalho Correia, A.M. (eds) Trends and Applications in Information Systems and Technologies. WorldCIST 2021. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1368. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72654-6_40

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