Implementation of a solution for the remote monitoring of subjects affected of metabolic diseases: The metabolink project

Daniele Sancarlo, Grazia D’Onofrio, Arcangela Matera, Anna Maria Mariani, Domenico Ladisa, Enrico Annese, Francesco Giuliani, Francesco Ricciardi, Antonio Mangiacotti, Antonio Greco

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Abstract

Diabetes represents one of most serious public health disease. The aim of the Metabolink project was to develop a smart solution for elderly people with diabetes and obesity, in order to promote a healthier style of life, improve diabetic control trying to reduce overall cost for the community. It consists of an app for smartphone linked to a system and a process of data collection based on bidimensional barcode (QRcode) and NFC-tag technologies. The system was accepted by all the patients and they learned efficaciously in a few hours how to use it. Unfortunately, we observed a drop-out of about 50% in the first month. Patients remaining in the study refers a slight improvement in the Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Q-LES-Q) and General Satisfaction Questionnaire (GSQ) and they decided to continue to use it after the end of the follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmbient Assisted Living - Italian Forum 2016
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages191-196
Number of pages6
Volume426
ISBN (Print)9783319542829
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Event7th Italian Forum on Ambient Assisted Living, ForitAAL 2016 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: Jun 20 2016Jun 23 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume426
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

Conference

Conference7th Italian Forum on Ambient Assisted Living, ForitAAL 2016
CountryItaly
City Pisa
Period6/20/166/23/16

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • ICT
  • Life style
  • Obesity
  • Phone app
  • Prevention program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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