Metabolic and electrophysiological measures must remain within normal values to maintain the quality of life of chronic patients. Furthermore, depending on the age and disease stage of the individual, automatic identification of risk situations is critical for emergency support. To achieve these goals, this study proposes a technological solution termed Raspcare to help both the patients in their self-care and the medical teams monitoring the patients. The solution consists of a domestic gateway equipped with a microcontroller and various interfaces to allow interaction between the platform and household devices, such as televisions, biometric sensors, blood glucose metres, non-invasive pressure gauges, smartphones and smartwatches, among others. The gateway implements a Linux OS application responsible for executing the user’s health plan, which involves periodic measurements, medications and dietary care. Moreover, the application has data processing algorithms to establish alerts for the automatic detection of abnormal measurements and falls.
Part of the book: Assistive Technologies in Smart Cities