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A Telehealthcare System to Care for Older People Suffering from Metabolic Syndrome

  • Kevin C. Tseng
  • Chien-Lung Hsu
  • Yu-Hao Chuang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6766)

Abstract

As individuals live longer, the social structure is rapidly changing, resulting in problems such as shortages of medical resources and reduction of quality in healthcare services. Hence, this paper presents a telehealthcare system for user-friendly and long-term healthcare applications for older people suffering from metabolic syndrome. The system can transfer and manage medical data at a distance via a wireless sensor network. The integration of these technologies allows personal stand-alone vital data to become a total telehealthcare solution in home-level care.

Keywords

Telehealthcare system metabolic syndrome older person 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin C. Tseng
    • 1
  • Chien-Lung Hsu
    • 2
  • Yu-Hao Chuang
    • 3
  1. 1.Product Design and Development LabChang Gung UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Information ManagementChang Gung UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Information ManagementNational Central UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan

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