Authors: Pantelis A. Angelidis
Addresses: Department of IT & Telecommunications Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Karamanli and Lygeris, 50100 Kozani, Greece
Abstract: Today|s state of the art in exercise physiology, professional athletics and sports practice in general clearly shows that the best results depend on the personalisation and continuous update of the recommendations provided to an athlete training, a sports lover or a person whose medical condition demands regular physical exercise. The vital signs information gathered in telemonitoring systems can be better evaluated and exploited if processed along with data from the subject|s electronic health records, training history and performance statistics. In this context, the current paper intends to exploit modern smart miniaturised systems and advanced information systems towards the development of an infrastructure for continuous, non-invasive acquisition and advanced processing of vital signs information. In particular, it will look into wearable electronics embedded in textile capable of performing regular or exceptional measurements of vital physiological parameters and communicating them to an application server for further processing.
Keywords: telemonitoring; smart miniaturised systems; wearable electronics; smart textiles; electronic health records; EHRs; advanced information systems; real-time monitoring; vital signs; lactic acid; pH; wireless sensor networks; WSNs; wireless networks; personalised physical exercise; electronic healthcare; e-healthcare; ICT; healthcare technology; physiological parameters; personalisation.
International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, 2010 Vol.5 No.4, pp.355 - 370
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