The MyHealthService approach for chronic disease management based on free open source software and low cost components

The MyHealthService approach for chronic disease management based on free open source software and low cost components

Institute: 
Norut
Type of publication: 
Periodical
Publication channel: 
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc
Year: 
2009
Volume: 
Volume: 2009 Pages: 1234-7

In this paper we present an approach to building personal health services, supporting following-up, physical exercising, health education, and psychosocial support for the chronically ill, based on free open source software and low-cost computers, mobile devices, and consumer health and fitness devices. We argue that this will lower the cost of the systems, which is important given the increasing number of people with chronicle diseases and limited healthcare budgets.