This project has received funding from the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 611709
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> Telemonitoring system of Heart Failure patients that requires minimal user interaction
Type proposer: Healthcare organization
Heart Failure (HF) is one of the most prevalent conditions in Europe, and it is expected that will keep on growing in the future. There is already technology available to telemonitor chronic HF
patients in order to prevent episodes that end up in hospitalization. To name a few: Alere,
iHealth, Medisana, mHealthalert (powered by Qualcomm) or WinMedical.
However, current technology usually requires the pro-active participation of the patient to interact with the sensors or devices (including charging of batteries). This may end up with patient
abandonment due to the periodic effort required or forgetfulness.
The requester of this need states that it would be desirable that the technology should be as transparent as possible to the patients. That is, it should require minimal interaction from their
side (ideally none) between visits to their doctor. At the same time, it should effectively inform healthcare professionals or care givers when an action needs to be taken for the benefit of the
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