Digital Health Monitoring Systems
Personal digital health monitoring systems are designed to monitor and process key physiological signs, particularly among chronically ill patients and health-conscious individuals. When integrating appropriate algorithms, embedded sensors acquire and filter biosignals and extract meaningful and actionable health information, which is then wirelessly transmitted to a mobile phone-based gateway, through which both patients and physicians can be alerted. Simultaneous collection of an array of parameters by a single vital signs-sensing device, can provide for tight, long-term, low-cost and sharable health status monitoring, with the potential to improve health management and quality of life, promote both early intervention and proactive care and reduce health care expenditures.
The collected information can be easily integrated into cloud-based health-care records, which have been established by several national healthcare programs, providing individuals and caregivers with a comprehensive record of medical status and disease symptoms. Utilizing patient’s personal smartphone as their monitoring gateway, actively involves patients in prevention responsibility by equipping them with accurate, accessible and simple self-management tools.