4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Ambient Assisted Living for type 2 diabetic patients

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8815,
        author={N. Bal and M. Schwarz},
        title={Ambient Assisted Living for type 2 diabetic patients},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2010},
        month={6},
        keywords={Ambient Assisted Living; type 2 diabetic patient; technicalassistance systems},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8815}
    }
    
  • N. Bal
    M. Schwarz
    Year: 2010
    Ambient Assisted Living for type 2 diabetic patients
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8815
N. Bal1,*, M. Schwarz1,*
  • 1: Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Reinarzstrabe 49, 47805 Krefeld, Germany
*Contact email: nefisebal@hotmail.de, markus.schwarz@hsnr.de

Abstract

As a consequence of the demographic change innovative technical solutions are required to enable elderly and chronically sick patients to have a safe, autonomous and self-determined life. Therefore in this contribution we propose different modules to customize “Ambient Assisted Living” (AAL) environments for patients suffering from diabetes mellitus. Since diabetes is a general term for a range of metabolic diseases, all leading to an increased blood glucose level (hyperglycamea), different technical assistance systems will be discussed, including diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic modules. The proposed modules have been analyzed and selected to both assist diabetic patients and prevent them from concomitant diseases and therefore reduce further deterioration of their health.