Physical activity, therapy and exercising are essential for the management of many chronic conditions. This is why human motion tracking for healthcare applications has received significant attention recently. In this chapter we describe the architecture in which we provide a person-centric healthcare solution for patients with chronic conditions based on the recent advances in wireless inertial sensing systems. We emphasize the role of the home as care environment, by providing real-time support to patients in order to monitor, self-manage and improve their physical condition according to their specific situation.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Ambient Assisted Living: Technology for Healthcare, Rehabilitation and Well-being|
|Editors||Juan Carlos Augusto, Michael Huch, Achilles Kameas, Julie Maitland, Paul McCullagh, Jean Roberts, Andrew Sixsmith, Reiner Wichert|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2012|
|Name||Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments|