System Architecture for Palliative Care in the Home Environment

Conference: Ambient Assisted Living - AAL - 4. Deutscher Kongress: Demographischer Wandel - Assistenzsysteme aus der Forschung in den Markt
01/25/2011 - 01/26/2011 at Berlin

Proceedings: Ambient Assisted Living - AAL

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Gaefke, Christiane; Baumgartner, Hannah; Brell, Melina; Hein, Andreas (OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology, Oldenburg, Germany)
Simon, Steffen (Institute of Palliative Care (ipac), Oldenburg, Germany)

To establish modern technical communication and monitoring systems also in the private homes of patients with palliative care needs a special and complex architecture behind. With the help of modern communication technology the existing social network such friends, family or social services will be strengthened. Additionally a monitoring system helps to detect an upcoming crisis of the patient at an early stage to defuse the situation betimes, or - in case of eventuation - to cope with a crisis in an appropriate way with the help of a well elaborated information forwarding system. On that way depressive and unnecessary hospitalizations should be avoided, if possible. Medical care and business models in the sense of end-of-life-care will be evaluated within the PAALiativ project. The models will be developed with two groups of patients exemplarily, patients with pulmonary cancer and patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).