4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Continuous Healthcare

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        author={Patrick Bentsen and Jesper Hedeager Nielsen and Jorgen Nybo and Christen Ring and Stefan Wagner},
        title={Continuous Healthcare},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        keywords={wireless charging; wireless power; pervasivehealth care; mobile device},
  • Patrick Bentsen
    Jesper Hedeager Nielsen
    Jorgen Nybo
    Christen Ring
    Stefan Wagner
    Year: 2010
    Continuous Healthcare
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8900
Patrick Bentsen1, Jesper Hedeager Nielsen1, Jorgen Nybo1, Christen Ring1, Stefan Wagner1
  • 1: Electronics Department, Aarhus School of Engineering, Aarhus, Denmark


The OpenCare Personal Communication Device (OCPCD) is an extension of the OpenCare Service Engine infrastructure in the shape of a mobile wrist or neck-born device for monitoring users vital signs and activity-level while not at home, and for allowing the user to remote control his home and communicate with others using the build-in cell phone module. It also provides fall detection by integrating with an external fall detection module. The biggest challenge for mobile devices such as the OCPCD is the power usage level in combination with limited battery resources. The OCPCD has therefore experimentally been equipped with ubiquitous wireless recharging features, assuring that the user will not have to remove the device or connect it with any wires while recharging.