Context-Enriched Personal Health Monitoring

Conference: Lebensqualität im Wandel von Demografie und Technik - 6. Deutscher AAL-Kongress mit Ausstellung
01/22/2013 - 01/23/2013 at Berlin, Deutschland

Proceedings: Lebensqualität im Wandel von Demografie und Technik

Pages: 14Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Franz, Barbara; Buchmayr, Mario; Schuler, Andreas; Kurschl, Werner (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Research Center Hagenberg, Hagenberg, Austria)

Vital data measurement solely represents a snapshot of the patient’s condition. In case of deviant results health professionals can put them in relation to the daily constitution as well as the measurement circumstances and therefore interpret them accurately. Personal health telemonitoring actually provides no possibility for health professionals who interpret the recorded vital data to put them in relation with the context of the measurement and a patient’s daily activities. To tackle this contextual knowledge gap, we propose a personal health monitoring approach, which allows enriching measured vital data with contextual information from an Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) system. Therefore, it is possible to provide additional information, like the person’s activity before or during the vital data measurement. Patients and caregivers, which process monitored health data, gain advantages and can improve care giving process. To demonstrate the benefits will use the two use cases i) cardiac rehabilitation and ii) mobile nursing care.