SOAP based Assistive Care Loop using Wireless Sensor Networks

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IEEE International Symposium on IT in Medicine and Education, 2008, pp. 409 - 414
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There is a growing trend towards in-house health monitoring system. It is now feasible to place a personal digital assistant (PDA) or smart phone in the hands of care-delivery staff and the patients regardless of where they are located or what their duties might be. In such instance, the staff would be able to access records and communicate with patients in a flexible and cost effective way. This paper proposes an active care loop framework (ACLF). The strength of our ACLF is to monitor disease over longer period of time and to consult patient who are then able to discuss their conditions with the care staff. Where patients need emergency intervention, an assistive health monitoring system can provide a direct communication channel to summon assistance and to enable with managing the situation until the assistance arrives. With a regular schedule of monitoring and consultation, the assistive ACLF has the capacity to forestall and manage non-critical situations and therefore the system can be deployed to minimize the rate and costs of hospitalizations.
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