B. Franz, M. Buchmayr, A. Schuler, W. Kurschl - Context-enriched personal health monitoring - 6th German AAL Congress, Berlin, Germany, 2013, pp. 1-7
Since vital data measurements often represent only a snapshot in time, they have to be considered in relation to the daily
physical constitution of the patient and the measurement circumstances like activities performed before or during measurements.
Personal health telemonitoring actually provides no possibility for health professionals who have to interpret
the recorded vital data to put them in relation with the context of the measurement and a patient’s daily activities. To
tackle this contextual knowledge gap, a personal health monitoring approach is proposed, which allows the enrichment
of measured vital data with contextual information from an Ambient Assisted Living home system. Therefore, it is possible
to provide additional information, like the person’s activity before or during the vital data measurement. As shown
in two use cases – cardiac rehabilitation and mobile nursing care – the presented approach supports patients and caregivers
in monitoring health data and may improve their communication and therefore the caregiving process.