Parkinson's disease as a working model for global healthcare restructuration: The internet of things and wearables technologies

C. F. Pasluosta, B. M. Eskofier, H. Gassner, J. Winkler, J. Klucken

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Abstract

With the rapid growth and increased life expectancy of the world's population, the prevalence of chronic disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD) is also increasing. This challenges the current healthcare system in terms of cost and resources reallocation. An emerging approach facilitated by a new technological platform, called the Internet of Things, and the introduction of wearable devices for medical applications is a potential solution to this problem. Miniaturized and low-cost sensor units are placed close to the patients' body to unobtrusively collect information about their health status. This information is distributed through a smart Internet grid, creating an efficient structure that reduces costs and maximizes the resources. Patient engagement plays a key role in this healthcare restructuration. Here, we discuss the state-of-The-Art of this technological revolution with emphasis in Parkinson's disease. As an example for the application of this platform to PD, we present a potential approach to assess an important symptom-namely postural instability-using wearable sensor technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMOBIHEALTH 2015 - 5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - Transforming Healthcare through Innovations in Mobile and Wireless Technologies
EditorsAkram Alomainy, Yang Hao, William Whittow, Konstantina S. Nikita, Clive G. Parini
PublisherICST
ISBN (Electronic)9781631900884
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - Transforming Healthcare through Innovations in Mobile and Wireless Technologies, MOBIHEALTH 2015 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Oct 201516 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameMOBIHEALTH 2015 - 5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - Transforming Healthcare through Innovations in Mobile and Wireless Technologies

Conference

Conference5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - Transforming Healthcare through Innovations in Mobile and Wireless Technologies, MOBIHEALTH 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period14/10/1516/10/15

Keywords

  • Internet of Things
  • Parkinson
  • Postural instability
  • Wearables

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