aal@home: A new home care wireless biosignal monitoring tool for ambient assisted living

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Abstract

In this article we describe a new wireless biosignal system which monitors in a long-term basis, the users at their homes. The system consists of wearable sensors that measure heart rate, blood oxygen saturation and physical activity levels, sending data to a mobile phone and from this to a remote monitoring station located in a clinical facility. Whenever an abnormal situation occurs, an alarm is triggered and caregivers can provide assistance. The system has been deployed at a major Portuguese public hospital and 30 patients under long-term oxygen therapy have been continuously monitored remotely. The results report that the patients feel comfortable and safe when they are continuously remote monitored and for caregivers the system allows them to optimize their time and give better and faster assistance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Living Usability Lab Workshop on AAL Latest Solutions, Trends and Applications, AAL 2011, in Conjunction with BIOSTEC 2011
Pages98-107
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event1st International Living Usability Lab Workshop on AAL Latest Solutions, Trends and Applications, AAL 2011, in Conjunction with BIOSTEC 2011 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 28 Jan 201129 Jan 2011

Conference

Conference1st International Living Usability Lab Workshop on AAL Latest Solutions, Trends and Applications, AAL 2011, in Conjunction with BIOSTEC 2011
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period28/01/1129/01/11

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