2nd International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Monitoring Behavioral Patterns in Hospitals through Activity-Aware Computing

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2008.2527,
        author={Monica Tentori and Jesus Favela},
        title={Monitoring Behavioral Patterns in Hospitals through Activity-Aware Computing},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2008},
        month={7},
        keywords={activity recognition activity-aware computing behavioral activities patterns hospitals},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2008.2527}
    }
    
  • Monica Tentori
    Jesus Favela
    Year: 2008
    Monitoring Behavioral Patterns in Hospitals through Activity-Aware Computing
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2008.2527
Monica Tentori1,*, Jesus Favela1,*
  • 1: Computer Science Department, CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico
*Contact email: mtentori@cicese.mx, favela@cicese.mx

Abstract

Hospital nurses closely monitor patients to track their evolution and identify their needs. Based on a workplace study conducted in a hospital, we present the design of a mobile activity monitor aimed at creating a wearable ambient connection between patients and nurses. The system monitors patients’ behavioral patterns and notifies nurses of relevant patient states through a bracelet wore by nurses. This bracelet works in pair with a cell phone to show information related to the activity being executed by patients. The results of a preliminary evaluation showed that nurses perceived the application to be useful and efficient and, the general idea seemed appealing.