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An unconstrained monitoring system for home rehabilitation

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7 Author(s)
Masuda, Y. ; Graduate Sch. of Information Information Sci., Nara Inst. of Sci. & Technol., Japan ; Sekimoto, M. ; Nambu, M. ; Higashi, Y.
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This study described a niche telemedicine framework for home healthcare. The framework aims to transmit small but sufficient amounts of data for daily monitoring of residential subjects' basic health status. As a proof of concept, an unconstrained monitoring system of heart/respiration rates using wireless telecommunication as an application for home-visit rehabilitation therapists was developed. The system allows a nomadic home-visit therapist to acquire the health information of a patient remotely - from anywhere at any time. It consists of a sensory system for the patient and a viewer system for the therapist. A TCP/IP network connects the subsystems using a physical communication infrastructure. The proposed system showed its usefulness for both the therapist and the patient in planning and evaluating daily rehabilitation training.

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:24 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

July-Aug. 2005

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