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Smartphones for Patient Exercise Monitoring

03 Oct

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A mobile application is set to ease the burden of rehabilitation on the health system by allowing patients to report their conditions to doctors through their phone handsets.

The application can report a patient’s exercise routine, diet, weight and other health conditions to health carers using smartphone functionality such as an accelerometer, which measures propulsion, and an on-board camera.

Clinicians can log into a web portal to check the patient’s distance travelled when jogging, review photos of their food, and monitor consumption of cigarettes and alcohol. They also issue motivational SMSes and conduct weekly tele- and video-conferences with patients.

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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