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In the Western World, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading source of death. Only in Europe, they cause 45% of all deaths. Besides heart failure, the paradigm of CVD, affects mainly people older than 65. Facing this reality, the European Union has funded MyHeart Project, whose mission is empowering citizens to fight CVD by means of a preventive lifestyle and an early diagnosis. This paper presents the design and development of the user interaction for a heart failure management system. This system consists on wearable and mobile technologies which monitors the vital body signals in a daily basis, providing a continuous assessment of this chronic disease.

Original publication

DOI

10.1109/IEMBS.2006.259466

Type

Journal article

Journal

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc

Publication Date

2006

Volume

1

Pages

400 - 403

Keywords

Biotechnology, Clothing, Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted, Heart Failure, Humans, Medical Informatics, Monitoring, Ambulatory, Remote Consultation, Self Care, Therapy, Computer-Assisted, User-Computer Interface