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Personal Heart Monitoring and Rehabilitation System using Smart Phones

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2 Author(s)
Leijdekkers, P. ; Fac. of IT, Sydney Univ. of Technol., Sydney, NSW ; Gay, V.

This paper discusses a personalized heart monitoring system using smart phones and wireless (bio) sensors. Based on several scenarios we present the functionality of a prototype we have built. The application is capable of monitoring the health of high risk cardiac patients. The smart phone application analyses in real-time sensor and environmental data and can automatically alert the ambulance and pre assigned caregivers when a heart patient is in danger. It also transmits sensor data to a healthcare centre for remote monitoring by a nurse or cardiologist. The system can be personalized and rehabilitation programs can monitor the progress of a patient. Rehabilitation programs can be used to give advice (e.g. exercise more) or to reassure the patient.

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Mobile Business, 2006. ICMB '06. International Conference on

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26-27 June 2006

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