Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), as reported by the World Health Organization is the major cause of death in the world, and one of the most commonly found diseases within the elderly population. As life expectancy increases, with skewed demographic changes, there is an increasing need for independent living for the older generation especially in developed countries. The role of healthcare is paramount for success and home-care solutions has key role in the future of healthcare. In this article, we propose a smart system for elderly people with chronic heart diseases, especially the heart failure patients, for managing and giving feedback on their drinking activities at home. We present the prototype system including both the hardware and software implementation for tangible interaction and visual feedback.
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Cardiovascular diseases
- elderly patients
- ambient assistive living
- healthcare at home