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Care@HOME: A Mobile Monitoring System for Patient Treatment and Blood Pressure Tracking

  • Mersini Paschou
  • Efrosini Sourla
  • George Basagiannis
  • Evangelos Sakkopoulos
  • Athanasios Tsakalidis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7451)

Abstract

In this paper, we propose an integrated system for mobile monitoring of patient treatment and blood pressure tracking. Care@Home delivers functionality to the patient’s smartphone using an intelligent mobile App. It consists of desktop applications and loosely coupled Web Services that allow patient and doctors to interact through either a common Web database or directly through SMS text message mobile notifications. Key features of the proposed solution are (a) the dynamic character of the smartphone App (it is not a static App!), which is possible to receive treatment updates from the doctor remotely and (b) the careful design to deliver alerting on treatment and blood pressure tracking in terms of measurement and instant doctor notification in case of warning levels detection. Care@HOME App stores locally in a smartphone database all measurements taken, beside online Web database storage. In this way, it is possible to minimize data access costs and deliver the measurements during the next doctor visit and only warning level may be transmitted using SMS text messages. Initial evaluation of the prototype has already shown encouraging results.

Keywords

Patient Monitoring m-Health Personal Health Records (PHR) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mersini Paschou
    • 1
  • Efrosini Sourla
    • 1
  • George Basagiannis
    • 1
  • Evangelos Sakkopoulos
    • 1
  • Athanasios Tsakalidis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Engineering & Informatics, School of EngineeringUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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