A Mobile rehabilitation application for the remote monitoring of cardiac patients after a heart attack or a coronary bypass surgery

Valérie Gay*, Peter Leijdekkers, Edward Barin

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Abstract

This paper describes a personalised rehabilitation application using a smart phone (PDA) and wireless (bio) sensors. It instructs and motivates patients to follow their exercise programme and keeps track of their progress. It also monitors the relevant biosignals and provides immediate feedback to the patient. Sensors transmit data to the mobile phone where it is analysed locally and the data can also be instantaneously transmitted to a healthcare centre for remote monitoring by a health professional. The rehabilitation application is personalised for each cardiac patient and provides tailored advice (e.g. exercise more, slow down). A trial with a rehabilitation centre is in progress in which we investigate whether the personalised rehabilitation application improves the success of the rehabilitation programme in terms of patient compliance with recommended life style changes (such as increase physical activity or lose weight) and whether use of the system brings peace of mind to cardiac patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2009
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781605584096
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2009 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: 9 Jun 200913 Jun 2009

Other

Other2nd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2009
CountryGreece
CityCorfu
Period9/06/0913/06/09

Keywords

  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Remote monitoring

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