A mobile-phone based telecare system for the elderly.

Abstract

This study examined the use of telecommunications for home health care and described an alternative telemedicine framework. The framework aims to transmit small but sufficient amounts of data for daily monitoring of residential subjects' basic health status. We tested the remote monitoring of heart rate and respiration. The system was tested in real home-visit rehabilitation environments and was found to be useful both for the therapist and the patients in planning and evaluating daily rehabilitation training.

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@article{Tamura2004AMB, title={A mobile-phone based telecare system for the elderly.}, author={T. Tamura and Yutaka Masuda and Michiko Sekimoto and Yuko Higashi and Takashi Fujimoto}, journal={Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference}, year={2004}, volume={5}, pages={3260-3} }