4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies"

Research Article

Supporting Heart Failure Patients Through Personalized Mobile Health Monitoring

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257217,
        author={Andreas Triantafyllidis and Carmelo Velardo and Syed Shah and Lionel Tarassenko and Tracey Chantler and Chris Paton and Kazem Rahimi},
        title={Supporting Heart Failure Patients Through Personalized Mobile Health Monitoring},
        proceedings={4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies"},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={mobile health home monitoring personalization heart failure pervasive healthcare},
        doi={10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257217}
    }
    
  • Andreas Triantafyllidis
    Carmelo Velardo
    Syed Shah
    Lionel Tarassenko
    Tracey Chantler
    Chris Paton
    Kazem Rahimi
    Year: 2014
    Supporting Heart Failure Patients Through Personalized Mobile Health Monitoring
    MOBIHEALTH
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257217
Andreas Triantafyllidis,*, Carmelo Velardo1, Syed Shah1, Lionel Tarassenko1, Tracey Chantler2, Chris Paton2, Kazem Rahimi2
  • 1: University of Oxford
  • 2: George Institute for Global Health
*Contact email: andreas.triantafyllidis@eng.ox.ac.uk

Abstract

Heart failure is a common chronic condition requiring frequent attention and ongoing provision of healthcare services. In this context we present a personalized mobile-based home monitoring system aiming to support heart failure patients in daily self-monitoring of their condition. An Internet-linked tablet computer and various portable and wearable sensing devices are employed in order to monitor the patient’s physiological parameters and enable healthcare professionals to review patient’s status remotely. The proposed system supports the activation/deactivation of system functional components by healthcare professionals during run-time operation, the unobtrusive remote upgrade of the mobile system through a private application distribution channel, and the automatic recording of user interactions, in order to meet the patient’s ongoing individualized preferences and healthcare needs. Preliminary results from an observational cohort study indicate that heart failure patients find the proposed system acceptable and consider it useful for self-monitoring their condition.