Ramón Hervás, Jesús Fontecha, David Ausín, Federico Castanedo, Jose Bravo, Diego López-de-Ipiña.
Sensors (ISI-JCR IF:1.953 Q1). May 2013; 13(5): 6524-6541. MDPI
Publication year: 2013

With the recent technological advances, it is possible to monitor vital signs using Bluetooth-enabled biometric mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets or electric wristbands. In this manuscript, we present a system to estimate the risk of cardiovascular diseases in Ambient Assisted Living environments. Cardiovascular disease risk is obtained from the monitoring of the blood pressure by means of mobile devices in combination with other clinical factors, and applying reasoning techniques based on the Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation Project charts. We have developed an end-to-end software application for patients and physicians and a rule-based reasoning engine. We have also proposed a conceptual module to integrate recommendations to patients in their daily activities based on information proactively inferred through reasoning techniques and context-awareness. To evaluate the platform, we carried out usability experiments and performance benchmarks.

Keywords: mobile monitoring; ambient assisted living; CVD risk; blood pressure; reasoning