Development and Feasibility of a Smartphone, ECG and GPS Based System for Remotely Monitoring Exercise in Cardiac Rehabilitation
Charles Worringham, Amanda Rojek, Ian Stewart
PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2011
BACKGROUND: Despite its efficacy and cost-effectiveness, exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation is undertaken by less than one-third of clinically eligible cardiac patients in every country for which data is available. Reasons for non-participation include the unavailability of hospital-based rehabilitation programs, or excessive travel time and distance. For this reason, there have been calls for the development of more flexible alternatives. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We developed a system to enable walking-based cardiac rehabilitation in which the patient's single-lead ECG, heart rate, GPS-based speed and location are transmitted by a programmed smartphone to a secure server for r..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council
This work was supported by a Linkage Grant LP0562608 from the Australian Research Council awarded to Queensland University of Technology and Alive Technologies, Pty Ltd. Funding agency URL: http://www.arc.gov.au/. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.