Med fit: A mobile application for patients in CVD recovery

Jogile Kuklyte, Leonardo Gualano, Ghanashyama Prabhu, Kaushik Venkataraman, Deirdre Walsh, Catherine Woods, Kieran Moran, Noel E. O'Connor

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Abstract

The third phase of the recovery from cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an exercise-based rehabilitation programme. However, adherence to an exercise regime is typically not maintained by the patient for a variety of reasons such as lack of time, financial constraints, etc. In order to facilitate patients to perform their exercises from the comfort of their home and at their own convenience, we have developed a mobile application, termed MedFit. It provides access to a tailored suite of exercises along with easy to understand guidance from audio and video instructions. Two types of wearable sensors are utilized to provide motivational feedback. Fitbit, a commercially available activity and fitness tracker, is used to provide in-depth feedback for self-monitoring over longer periods of time (e.g. day, week, month), whereas the Shimmer wireless sensing platform provides the data for near real-time feedback on the quality of the exercises performed. MedFit is a simple and intuitive mobile application designed to provide the motivation and tools for patients to help ensure faster recovery from the trauma caused by CVD. In this paper we describe features available in the MedFit application and the overall motivation behind the project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMMHealth 2017 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care, co-located with MM 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages93-96
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450355049
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23-10-2017
Event2nd International Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care, MMHealth 2017 - Mountain View, United States
Duration: 23-10-2017 → …

Publication series

NameMMHealth 2017 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care, co-located with MM 2017

Conference

Conference2nd International Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care, MMHealth 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMountain View
Period23-10-17 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Media Technology
  • Health Informatics

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