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

Research Article

A New Home-Based Training System for Cardiac Rehabilitation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_49,
        author={Christian Menard and Raimund Antonitsch},
        title={A New Home-Based Training System for Cardiac Rehabilitation},
        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={Ambient Assisted Living Home Monitoring Home based Training},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_49}
    }
    
  • Christian Menard
    Raimund Antonitsch
    Year: 2012
    A New Home-Based Training System for Cardiac Rehabilitation
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_49
Christian Menard1,*, Raimund Antonitsch1,*
  • 1: Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
*Contact email: C.Menard@cuas.at, R.Antonitsch@cuas.at

Abstract

Epidemiological studies show that regular exercise sessions are the most important pillars in the field of cardiologic rehabilitation. For many diseases a correctly implemented strength training therapy can improve physical fitness and health. In this work a novel pictorial strength measurement method for home-based training is presented. In order to reduce the risk of injury during the training session, simple elastic bands can be used as training devices. Such systems can make therapeutical processes more effective while simultaneously reduce the overall costs of therapy.