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Authors: Maria Lúcia Kroeff Barbosa ; Valter Roesler ; Alexandro Bordignon ; Johannes Doll and Eliseo Berni Reategui

Affiliation: UFRGS, Brazil

ISBN: 978-989-8565-07-5

Keyword(s): Telemedicine, Telehealth, Health Promotion, Active Ageing, Education.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Artificial Intelligence ; Biomedical Engineering ; Biomedical Signal Processing ; Business and Social Applications ; Computational Intelligence ; Computer-Supported Education ; Domain Applications and Case Studies ; e-Business ; e-Learning ; e-Learning Success Cases ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Fuzzy Systems ; Health Engineering and Technology Applications ; Human-Computer Interaction ; Medical Applications ; Methodologies and Methods ; Neural Networks ; Neurocomputing ; Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics ; Pattern Recognition ; Physiological Computing Systems ; Sensor Networks ; Signal Processing ; Soft Computing ; Theory and Methods

Abstract: I-Care is a health promotion system designed to: a) monitor vital signs of patients in real time; b) improve the patients’ knowledge of the disease, aiming to increase their motivation to develop healthy habits; c) motivate the patients through their interaction with doctors, friends and other patients with the same disease. The system works through the web, being suitable for many platforms. A group of three people was monitored during four weeks, generating some interesting conclusions about different ways to motivate people to get older in a more active and healthy way. The test subjects were from 56 to 67 years, both male and female, with hypertension, overweight and diabetes. The adopted methodology was both quantitative and qualitative. Results showed that the proposed system can improve significantly the health of the monitored patients, developing in the participants a better understanding about their health situation.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Lúcia Kroeff Barbosa, M.; Roesler, V.; Bordignon, A.; Doll, J. and Berni Reategui, E. (2012). I-CARE - A Health Promotion System for Active Ageing.In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-07-5, pages 331-336. DOI: 10.5220/0003917703310336

author={Maria Lúcia Kroeff Barbosa. and Valter Roesler. and Alexandro Bordignon. and Johannes Doll. and Eliseo Berni Reategui.},
title={I-CARE - A Health Promotion System for Active Ageing},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},


JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - I-CARE - A Health Promotion System for Active Ageing
SN - 978-989-8565-07-5
AU - Lúcia Kroeff Barbosa, M.
AU - Roesler, V.
AU - Bordignon, A.
AU - Doll, J.
AU - Berni Reategui, E.
PY - 2012
SP - 331
EP - 336
DO - 10.5220/0003917703310336

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