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PATHway: Decision Support in Exercise Programmes for Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Authors: 

D Filos, A Triantafyllidis, I Chouvarda, R Buys, V Cornelissen, W Budts, Deirdre Walsh, Catherine Woods, Kieran Moran, N Maglaveras

Publication Type: 
Refereed Original Article
Abstract: 
Rehabilitation is important for patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) to improve health outcomes and quality of life. However, adherence to current exercise programmes in cardiac rehabilitation is limited. We present the design and development of a Decision Support System (DSS) for telerehabilitation, aiming to enhance exercise programmes for CVD patients through ensuring their safety, personalising the programme according to their needs and performance, and motivating them toward meeting their physical activity goals. The DSS processes data originated from a Microsoft Kinect camera, a blood pressure monitor, a heart rate sensor and questionnaires, in order to generate a highly individualised exercise programme and improve patient adherence. Initial results within the EU-funded PATHway project show the potential of our approach.
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): 
10.3233/978-1-61499-653-8-40
Publication Status: 
Published
Date Accepted for Publication: 
Tuesday, 26 July, 2016
Publication Date: 
21/07/2016
Journal: 
Study Health Technology Information
Volume: 
2016
Issue: 
224
Pages: 
40-5.
Research Group: 
Institution: 
Dublin City University (DCU)
Open access repository: 
Yes