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ANT+ medical health kit for older adults

: Belchior, Ricardo; Júnior, Diogo; Monteiro, Antonio


Godara, B.; Nikita, K.S.:
Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Third International Conference, MobiHealth 2012 : Paris, France, November 21-23, 2012. Revised Selected Papers
Berlin: Springer, 2013 (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 61)
ISBN: 978-3-642-37893-5
ISBN: 978-3-642-37892-8 (print)
International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare (MobiHealth) <3, 2012, Paris>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer AICOS ()
health monitoring; mobile health system; wireless sensors; ANT+; android

This paper describes the research made on current mobile health monitoring systems targeting the elderly and the development of an elderly-oriented solution, serving as a proof-of-concept of the research done. It provides a scientific contribution by specifying a system with characteristics never combined before, when applied to the health monitoring of older adults. Also, a prototype for that system was developed and evaluated with its end users - the elderly. The proof of concept solution allows the patient to measure his weight and blood pressure with ANT+ sensors connected to his Android smartphone. The measured data is stored on the mobile device for later reading and sent through the network, to a medical entity. This entity can, whenever desired, analyse that information and give an appropriate feedback to the patient through a web application.