Michel Demeester

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The authors address the following problems: How to turn a mass spectrometer, or a set of individual gas sensors, into a real and useful medical instrument? In other words, how to transform the instantaneous gas composition signals into meaningful physiological variables? The parameters that can be computed breath by breath from the real time processing of(More)
Information and communication technologies (ICT) offer innovative formats for promoting healthy lifestyles and reinforcing public health initiatives. They can be applied to large population segments without losing the functionality of being tailored to individual fluctuating needs. Advantages of ICT include real-time provision and adaptation of nutrition(More)
Observations were made on eight normotensive subjects and on 12 patients with essential hypertension to determine whether the intrarenal distribution of blood flow is altered in essential hypertension. Dye-dilution curves were recorded across the renal vascular bed and a set of integral transformations, developed by Gomez, was used to determine distribution(More)
Culture sets our values and norms. It is a way of thinking that determines our behaviours, decisions, actions and knowledge. Technology transfer and integration are basically the exchange of the knowledge, know-how and skills through which technology was created and on which its use depends. Culture is deeply rooted in ourselves. We are usually unaware of(More)
Future used to mean global progress and convergence of science and technology and society. Today, we observe the decoupling of the two poles of knowledge formation and application (i.e. science and technology, and culture and society, respectively) and also fierce confrontation between them. The key issue to reconcile the two poles is to re-invent the link(More)
We have studied the information flow in HDE (with special focus on the information transfer process) using data provided by a group of experienced health care professionals. A model of the information flow in HDE was built up. It postulates the existence of quanta of information (due to the artificial fragmentation of the information flow produced by the(More)
CEN committee TC 251 Medical Informatics, has set up a project team charged with producing a European pre-standard ENV on Healthcare Information Framework (HIF). The HIF is based on abstraction from a specific information system architecture to a reference architecture and further to a conceptual architectural framework based on serving open, distributed(More)