4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Novel approach for ensuring increased validity in home blood pressure monitoring

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8899,
        author={Stefan Wagner and Thomas Skjodeberg Toftegaard and Olav W. Bertelsen},
        title={Novel approach for ensuring increased validity in home blood pressure monitoring},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2010},
        month={6},
        keywords={pervasive health care; telemedicine; hypertension; home blood pressure; recommendations; white coat effect.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8899}
    }
    
  • Stefan Wagner
    Thomas Skjodeberg Toftegaard
    Olav W. Bertelsen
    Year: 2010
    Novel approach for ensuring increased validity in home blood pressure monitoring
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8899
Stefan Wagner1,*, Thomas Skjodeberg Toftegaard2,*, Olav W. Bertelsen3,*
  • 1: Aarhus School of Engineering, Aarhus University, Dalgas A venue 2, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 2: Aarhus School of Engineering, Aarhus University, Aabogade 34, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 3: Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, Aabogade 34, Aarhus, Denmark
*Contact email: sw@iha.dk, tst@cs.au.dk, olavb@cs.au.dk

Abstract

This paper proposes a novel technique to increase the validity of home blood pressure monitoring by using various sensor technologies as part of an intelligent environment platform in the home of the user. A range of recommendations exists on how to obtain a valid blood pressure but with the devices currently available it cannot be verified whether a user is actually following the recommendations or not. An initial prototype is presented implementing part of the proposed solution including a limited pilot study as a status on the work in progress. Results indicate that the solution is technical feasible.