2nd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks

Research Article

Self management of chronic disease using mobile devices and Bluetooth monitors

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/bodynets.2007.96,
        author={A. Marshall and Oleg Medvedev and G. Markarian},
        title={Self management of chronic disease using mobile devices and Bluetooth monitors},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BODYNETS},
        year={2007},
        month={6},
        keywords={Self monitoring telemedicine Bluetooth pulse oximeter blood pressure heart rate pulmonary wireless communications.},
        doi={10.4108/bodynets.2007.96}
    }
    
  • A. Marshall
    Oleg Medvedev
    G. Markarian
    Year: 2007
    Self management of chronic disease using mobile devices and Bluetooth monitors
    BODYNETS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/bodynets.2007.96
A. Marshall1,*, Oleg Medvedev2,*, G. Markarian3,*
  • 1: Keyworth Institute, Faculty of Engineering, Woodhouse Lane University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK. +44 113 343 3735
  • 2: Faculty of Basic Medicine, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Lomonsovsky Avenue, 31, Moscow 119192, RUSSIA +7 932 9829
  • 3: School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK. +44 113 343 7105
*Contact email: a.marshall@leeds.ac.uk, oleg.omedvedev@gmail.com, g.markarian@leeds.ac.uk

Abstract

A prototype system has been developed, based on a mobile Smartphone linked via Bluetooth to a range of monitoring devices (pulse oximeter, blood pressure monitor, ECG monitor), with a facility to integrate to clinical information systems, to enable individuals to self manage their own healthcare. The system has been developed to be used in specific chronic disease applications. The research study described outlines three specific applications of chronic disease self management

  • nutrition and exercise monitor for weight reduction;

  • pulse oximeter and exercise monitor for pulmonary rehabilitation:

  • blood pressure monitor for coronary heart disease patients.

The objectives of the work are to design the system around the clinical application, based on existing health service protocols. The key principles in design are to make the system accessible to and usable by both the medical professional and a lay user. The pulmonary rehabilitation application is explored in more detail, to demonstrate progress towards this end.