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Development of a smart healthcare tracking system : for the hip fracture rehabilitation process

Horst, Oliver (2018) Development of a smart healthcare tracking system : for the hip fracture rehabilitation process.

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Abstract:Hip fractures are a common problem of an aging population as the incident rate within elderly groups of people is significantly higher compared to younger people. Even with proper treatment the mortality rate after one year can be up to 30%. In order to improve the quality of care during the rehabilitation, telemonitoring was researched as an option by the Ziekenhuisgroep Twente. This paper researches the possibility of how a head worn health tracking device could be implemented in the hip-fracture rehabilitation process and in this matter proposes a concept of a telemonitoring device easily applicable to any glasses. The device sits on the inside of the handle and monitors heart rate, heart rate variability and steps and can therefore deliver qualitative data to. During the evaluation the use of pulse oximetry proved problematic, resulting in a good ICC for HR but only in a weak ICC for HRV when compared to the reference measurements. The correlation would differ significantly when being active compared to being at rest, when HRV reached a moderate correlation. The number of steps could be recognized with a positive error of 20%, which is less problematic as they are only a measure of activeness.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Ziekenhuisgroep Twente, Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:44 medicine, 50 technical science in general, 53 electrotechnology, 54 computer science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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