Remote monitoring and discrete data capture of joint pain and other parameters via the NokiaN900 device: Enhancing patient/physician interaction

T. N. Nagabhushan, S. P. Shiva Prakash, Suresh Chande, Prabhu Rv Shankar

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Abstract

The new generation cellular phones have multi-functional capabilities such as imaging, video, audio recording and messaging in addition to providing internet access. In this paper we present an innovative application in the field of remote health monitoring using N900 Nokia tablet, which will serve as a communicating device between the patient and healthcare providers like doctors and nurses. Patients with arthritis require regular objective monitoring of their affected joints by healthcare providers requiring that patients report their subjective pain levels to their physicians. The application has a patient's module allowing the patient to select their pain level on a sliding scale from a graphical representation of various human joints and send this as an SMS to the doctor. The healthcare providers can review the pain level, save it to a database and make an informed decision about possible recommendations based on the data received via SMS. The doctor's module allows the doctor to capture all the attributes of an affected joint discretely using the graphical representation of the joints and associated dialog boxes. The complete Graphical User Interface (GUI) development and data base design are discussed and test cases are presented. We plan to evaluate the application in a real healthcare environment for usability, its role in improving patient satisfaction and health outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT, FRUCT 2012
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages116-125
Number of pages10
Volume2012-April
ISBN (Electronic)9785808807075
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 9 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT, FRUCT 2012 - St-Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: Apr 23 2012Apr 27 2012

Other

Other11th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT, FRUCT 2012
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt-Petersburg
Period4/23/124/27/12

Keywords

  • Health Outcomes
  • Human body joint pain
  • Nokia N900
  • Remote Monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Nagabhushan, T. N., Shiva Prakash, S. P., Chande, S., & Shankar, P. R. (2018). Remote monitoring and discrete data capture of joint pain and other parameters via the NokiaN900 device: Enhancing patient/physician interaction. In Proceedings of the 11th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT, FRUCT 2012 (Vol. 2012-April, pp. 116-125). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.23919/FRUCT.2012.8253115