3d International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

A home-based care model for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation based on mobile technologies

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.5970,
        author={Antti Sarela and Jukka Salminen and Esa Koskinen and Ole Kirkeby and Ilkka Korhonen and Darren Walters},
        title={A home-based care model for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation based on mobile technologies},
        proceedings={3d International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2009},
        month={8},
        keywords={cardiac rehabilitation mobile technology personal health systems phone consultation wellness diary.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.5970}
    }
    
  • Antti Sarela
    Jukka Salminen
    Esa Koskinen
    Ole Kirkeby
    Ilkka Korhonen
    Darren Walters
    Year: 2009
    A home-based care model for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation based on mobile technologies
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.5970
Antti Sarela1, Jukka Salminen2, Esa Koskinen2, Ole Kirkeby2, Ilkka Korhonen3, Darren Walters4
  • 1: The Australian E-Health Research Centre, CSIRO, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2: Nokia Research Center, Nokia Oyj, Helsinki, Finland
  • 3: ICT for Health, VTT, Tampere, Finland
  • 4: The Prince Charles Hospital, Queensland Health, Brisbane, Australia

Abstract

Cardiac rehabilitation programs offer effective means to prevent recurrence of a cardiac event. However, poor uptake of current programs have been reported globally. Home based model is considered as an alternative to avoid barriers related to hospital based programs. The challenge in a home based program is to re-establish the link between the patient and clinician regardless of their location. Mobile phones and internet technologies can potentially be used to enable a comprehensive home based care model. We developed tools and integrated model for home based cardiac rehabilitation based on a mobile phone with integrated accelerometer to measure physical exercise and diary to collect information on physiological risk factors and other health information. Video and teleconferencing are used for mentoring sessions and educational multimedia content is transferred via messaging systems to the patients phone to be viewed on demand. The model can be extended to management of other chronic conditions.