mHealth Systems for Monitoring Patients with Chronic Diseases

Model for Personalization of mHealth Systems for Monitoring Patients with Chronic Diseases

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Abstract— Today chronic diseases are a major health problem worldwide. Treatment for these diseases requires proper monitoring and frequent doctor visits. In recent years several ICT tools have been designed to provide remote patients monitoring, but it is still complicated to offer a useful tool for all kind of patients, since each one has different characteristics and needs. This paper presents a new model to enable the personalization of mobile health systems. The model is particularly oriented to be used for monitoring patients with chronic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes. The proposed model comprises the use of mobile applications, Bluetooth sensors and NFC tags to enable personalization. The resulting model can be adapted to different diseases and provides health professionals with a tool that allows monitoring patients with different needs and characteristics.
Keywords— mobile software, mHealth, Bluetooth, NFC, sensors.