Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2011, Kos Island, Greece, October 5-7, 2011. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Development of an mHealth Open Source Platform for Diabetic Foot Ulcers Tele-consultations

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_22,
        author={George Dafoulas and Stylianos Koutsias and Joachim Behar and Juan Osorio and Brian Malley and Alexander Gruentzig and Leo Celi and Pantelis Angelidis and Kyriaki Theodorou and Athanasios Giannoukas},
        title={Development of an mHealth Open Source Platform for Diabetic Foot Ulcers Tele-consultations},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2011, Kos Island, Greece, October 5-7, 2011. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Telemedicine m-health diabetic foot ulcers},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_22}
    }
    
  • George Dafoulas
    Stylianos Koutsias
    Joachim Behar
    Juan Osorio
    Brian Malley
    Alexander Gruentzig
    Leo Celi
    Pantelis Angelidis
    Kyriaki Theodorou
    Athanasios Giannoukas
    Year: 2012
    Development of an mHealth Open Source Platform for Diabetic Foot Ulcers Tele-consultations
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_22
George Dafoulas,*, Stylianos Koutsias1,*, Joachim Behar2,*, Juan Osorio3,*, Brian Malley4,*, Alexander Gruentzig4,*, Leo Celi4,*, Pantelis Angelidis5,*, Kyriaki Theodorou1,*, Athanasios Giannoukas1,*
  • 1: University of Thessaly
  • 2: University of Oxford
  • 3: Antioquia School of Engineering and CES University
  • 4: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 5: University of Western Macedonia
*Contact email: gdafoulas@med.uth.gr, skoutsia@otenet.gr, joachim.behar@gmail.com, juan.s.osorio@gmail.com, bemalley@gmail.com, a.gruentzig@gmail.com, leoanthonyceli@yahoo.com, paggelidis@uowm.gr, ktheodor@med.uth.gr, giannouk@med.uth.gr

Abstract

Diabetes is one of the foremost causes of death in many countries and a leading cause of blindness, renal failure, and non-traumatic amputation. Therefore, diabetic foot ulceration and amputation cause extensive burden on individuals and health care systems in developed and developing countries. Due to the multi-disciplinary requirements for the treatment of diabetic foot ulceration, telemedicine has been introduced to facilitate the access of the patients to specialized health professionals. In this paper the development of an open source mobile health platform is presented, able to support diagnostic algorithms, with the use of a smartphone.