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Health Care at Home Application by Mind Map: Health Care at Home
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Health Care at Home Application

Monitoring Device

User Groups

Elderly People Alone at Home

Risk Groups (e.g. Heart Patience)



Sensor Data

Blood Presure

Hearth Rate

Other Blood Diagnostics (Colesterol)

Sweat Level (indicating Stress)

Position (GPS)

Communication with implants

Blood Sugar

Body Weight



Call Emergency

Give Medication

Alert User

Contact doctor, Synchronous (Phone Call / Video Chat), Asynchrous (SMS / Email)

Different Actions for Different Sensor Levels

use ubicomp device to monitor

Contact relative (emergency contact)

Display first aid instructions

Device may have a "sign on/off" function (for going to bed / shower)

If device needs to be monitoring during sleep, it has to be designed, so it cannot fall off accidently

Medication Device

Remember prescribed medication

Alert when medication is due

Store the pills

Inject medication

Control medication level (e.g. blood sample)

Special Use Case: Diabetes

Inject insulin

monitor blood sugar

alert user

Needs different modes for user and doctor

Medical file storage

Saves important medical data

Available for different doctors and users

No device for UI design project?!

Supportive Device for Mobile Doctors / Nurses

Device to record and display health informations

May be to complex for scope of DIS project

Telehealth Support

Special Requirements

Of Old People

Bad Sight

Not Familiar with modern technology

Bad Hearing

Clumsy (Device has to be robust)

Of Handicapped People

Blind (Braille Printing)

Limited Motion (Fine Motor Skills)

Of Mobile Devices


Maybe wearable design (e.g. bracelet)


Wireless Connection (WLAN / UMTS), Offline Mode, Bulk Upload When Reconnecting

Battery Powered

Maybe synchronise with PC when at home

Application may be own device or software for existing hardware (PDA / iPhone)

Drug-stores (aka pharmacy)

view on map w/ contact details

see list of available medicines

order required medicine

see similar medicines

Aspects of User Scenarios

User lives alone

User lives in isolated area

User is in treatment at a specific doctor

User can maintain independence through using the device/application (otherwise he may have stationary treatment)

Benefits of Home Device/Application

For the user




Higher quality of care

For the doctor

More data -> better diagnostics

earlier notification/treatment

real time data

For the health system

One doctor can deal with more patients

Health care in rural areas

Special Use Cases

Health care for rural areas

Health care for poor/developing areas (mobile communication infrastructure often exists)

Diagnostic Device

Analyse Body Fluids

Blood (e.g. HIV ?)

Urin (e.g. Pregnancy)

Analyse drinking water (safe to drink?)

Info Device

Display first aid instructions

Searchable "Hausmittel" (Self Medication) Info

Self Diagnostic Info

idea stephan

FACT monitoring devices on the way

PROBLEM patient has no advantages

devices focus on transmission of data from the patient to the doctor

good for the doctor, who does not need to see the patient in persona

what about the patient?, back in the days: the doctor interpreted the data and told the patient, to come: patient is at home and has no clue what is going on.


BRIDGE THE GAP - make the user know what's going on

no fancy hardware o fancy features

just an interface to help the patient understand his condition

possible project names

the hypochonders wet dream

SOLUTION - build easily accessible interface which helps the patient understand and gives him the information he wants to have