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Sensors 2018, 18(6), 1805;

Sensing and Storing the Blood Pressure Measure by Patients through A Platform and Mobile Devices

Department of Computer Systems Engineering, Technological University of Panama, El Dorado 0819-07289 Panama City, Republic of Panama
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Received: 5 April 2018 / Revised: 24 May 2018 / Accepted: 30 May 2018 / Published: 3 June 2018
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In this article, we present a platform that allows for the integration of different applications for the follow-up of patients with chronic diseases. We developed two elements: a mobile and a web application. The mobile application allows the capture and processing of vital signs for patients with high blood pressure (hypertension). This application allows for the patient to store the data obtained, provides historical information and trends of the stored measures, and provides alerts and recommendations according to ranges of measures that were obtained. The web application allows the doctor and patients to obtain updated information of the disease behavior through the measures obtained. We used different biometric devices including an efimomanometer, glucometer, scale, and a thermometer with a wi-fi connection. Through this web application, we also generated information about average measures at a given time, by age, by region, and by a specific date. The developed system was evaluated in a medical center with different types of patients. View Full-Text
Keywords: blood pressure; mobile applications; web applications; mobile health blood pressure; mobile applications; web applications; mobile health

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Villarreal, V.; Nielsen, M.; Samudio, M. Sensing and Storing the Blood Pressure Measure by Patients through A Platform and Mobile Devices . Sensors 2018, 18, 1805.

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