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The ongoing efforts toward continuity of care and the recent advances in information and communication technologies have led to a number of successful personal health systems for the management of chronic care. These systems are mostly focused on monitoring efficiently the patient's medical status at home. This paper aims at extending home care services(More)
Sensor networks constitute the backbone for the construction of personalized monitoring systems. Currently, a plethora of sensor networks for diverse pervasive healthcare applications has been proposed and implemented. However, there is a significant lack of open architectures in the field, resulting in closed, non-interoperable, and difficult to extend(More)
In this paper, we present the design and development of a pervasive health system enabling self-management of chronic patients during their everyday activities. The proposed system integrates patient health monitoring, status logging for capturing various problems or symptoms met, and social sharing of the recorded information within the patient's(More)
Patient self-management is often considered as an important prerequisite towards effective healthcare. This viewpoint has recently been demonstrated by the introduction and adoption of approaches and tools, such as the Personal Health Record (PHR). In the current work, the design of a mobile personal health system for logging information corresponding to(More)
BACKGROUND Despite their potential for improving health outcomes, mobile-based home monitoring systems for heart failure have not yet been taken up widely by the patients and providers. OBJECTIVES To design and iteratively move towards a personalised mobile health monitoring system for patients living with heart failure, according to their health care and(More)
The current institution-based model for healthcare service delivery faces enormous challenges posed by an aging population and the prevalence of chronic diseases. For this reason, pervasive healthcare, i.e., the provision of healthcare services to individuals anytime anywhere, has become a major focus for the research community. In this paper, we map out(More)
BACKGROUND Blogs, or websites containing online personal journals, are a form of popular personal communication with immense potential for health promotion. OBJECTIVE Narratives are stories with a beginning, middle, and end that provide information about the characters and plot. Source similarity refers to the degree to which the message source and each(More)
BACKGROUND Recent telehealth studies have demonstrated minor impact on patients affected by long-term conditions. The use of technology does not guarantee the compliance required for sustained collection of high-quality symptom and physiological data. Remote monitoring alone is not sufficient for successful disease management. A patient-centred design(More)
Rehabilitation is important for patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) to improve health outcomes and quality of life. However, adherence to current exercise programmes in cardiac rehabilitation is limited. We present the design and development of a Decision Support System (DSS) for telerehabilitation, aiming to enhance exercise programmes for CVD(More)