Utilizing Mobile Phones as Patient Terminal in Managing Chronic Diseases

Utilizing Mobile Phones as Patient Terminal in Managing Chronic Diseases

Alexander Kollmann (ARC Seibersdorf Research GmbH, Austria), Peter Kastner (ARC Seibersdorf Research GmbH, Austria) and Guenter Schreier (ARC Seibersdorf Research GmbH, Austria)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 31
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-658-7.ch010
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Abstract

Mobile information and communication technologies are advancing rapidly and provide great opportunities for home monitoring applications in particular for outpatients and patients suffering from chronic diseases. Because of the ubiquitous availability of mobile phones, these devices can be considered as patient terminals of choice to provide a telemedical interaction between patients and caregivers. The most challenging part still is the patient terminal, that is, to offer the user a method to enter measured data into a system as well as to receive feedback in a comfortable way. The objective of this chapter is to present and compare solutions for mobile-phone-based patient terminals as developed by us and other authors.

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