Do We Need New Personalized Emergency Telehealth Solutions A Survey of 100 Emergency Department Patients and a First Report of the Swiss Limmex Emergency Wristwatch: An Original StudyReport as inadecuate




Do We Need New Personalized Emergency Telehealth Solutions A Survey of 100 Emergency Department Patients and a First Report of the Swiss Limmex Emergency Wristwatch: An Original Study - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

International Journal of Telemedicine and ApplicationsVolume 2012 2012, Article ID 736264, 5 pages

Research Article

Department of Emergency Medicine, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, CH-3010 Berne, Switzerland

Health Care Research Institute AG, CH-8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Received 5 February 2012; Revised 16 May 2012; Accepted 26 June 2012

Academic Editor: Zia Agha

Copyright © 2012 Malek Tabbara et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Development of new personal mobile and wireless devices for healthcare has become essential due to our aging population characterized by constant rise in chronic diseases that consequently require a complex treatment and close monitoring. Personal telehealth devices allow patients to adequately receive their appropriate treatment, followup with their doctors, and report any emergency without the need of the presence of any caregivers with them thus increasing their quality of life in a cost-effective fashion. This paper includes a brief overview of personal telehealth systems, a survey of 100 consecutive ED patients aged >65 years, and introduces “Limmex” a new GSM based technology packaged in a wristwatch. Limmex can by a push of a button initiate multiple emergency call and establish mobile communication between the patient and a preselected person, institution, or a search and rescue service. To the best of our knowledge, Limmex is the first of its kind worldwide.





Author: Malek Tabbara, Thomas Hodel, Urs Müller, Gabi Briner, Heinz Zimmermann, and Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



DOWNLOAD PDF




Related documents