5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Increased Data Quality in Home Blood Pressure Monitoring through Context Awareness

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.245968,
        author={Stefan Wagner and Thomas Toftegaard and Olav Bertelsen},
        title={Increased Data Quality in Home Blood Pressure Monitoring through Context Awareness},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={Home blood pressure monitoring ubiquitous computing pervasive computing recommendations context-aware adherence compliance telemonitorering},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.245968}
    }
    
  • Stefan Wagner
    Thomas Toftegaard
    Olav Bertelsen
    Year: 2012
    Increased Data Quality in Home Blood Pressure Monitoring through Context Awareness
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.245968
Stefan Wagner1,*, Thomas Toftegaard1, Olav Bertelsen1
  • 1: Aarhus University
*Contact email: sw@iha.dk

Abstract

A range of recommendations exists on how to obtain a valid blood pressure. With the blood pressure devices currently available it cannot be verified whether a user is actually following these recommendations or not. This paper reports on the findings from a feasibility study on ubiquitous sensing of user behavioral context during blood pressure monitoring in the home setting. A prototype system using a context-aware chair-cover is evaluated through laboratory experiments and user evaluation. Results indicate that relevant user-context can be successfully monitored. Findings may lead to better user guidance and increase the quality of data available to caretakers.