Telemedicine to Monitor Elderly Patients with Chronic Diseases, with a Special Focus on Patients with Chronic Heart Failure
Chronic diseases are one of the most difficult challenges to the beginning of the twentieth century. Monitoring patients with chronic diseases, especially in chronic heart failure or diabetes mellitus, using telemedicine systems is a potential means for optimizing the management of these patients, even in elderly patients. The e-care project is developing an “intelligent” communicative platform enabling the home monitoring of patients with heart failure, using non-invasive sensors, with additional contextual information and patients’ profile. As a result, this platform will assist health care professionals by providing an automated processing of these sensors’ transmitted data in order to detect and report signs of cardiac decompensation early or wrong adherence to therapy.