Memorias de investigación
Thesis:
A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF TELEHEALTH FOR PARKINSON¿S DISEASE MANAGEMENT
Year:2016

Research Areas
  • Natural sciences and health sciences,
  • Engineering,
  • Electronic technology and of the communications

Information
Abstract
This work of thesis has been entitled ?A holistic approach to assess the feasibility of telehealth for Parkinson¿s disease management? since it is aimed at exploring the feasibility of telehealth, understanding it as the use of technology and related services to deliver a disease management at distance, to provide a tool for the management of Parkinson¿s disease (PD). The term holistic has been incorporated in the title since it tried to cover not only the feasibility of developing the appropriate technology for the continuous monitoring and assessment of the disease remotely and in unsupervised environment, i.e. at patients? homes, but also because it covers the feasibility study from a wider perspective by incorporating the analysis of human factors and Health Technology Assessment (HTA). These two topics are aimed at incorporating the perspective and views of the patients and health experts and provide data for policy-makers, health care managers but also to the developers and researchers about the potential uptake of telehealth for Parkinson¿s disease in the current clinical practice. This work was framed within the European project PERFORM, on this research project a Body Area Network (BAN) of wearable sensors was designed and developed for the automatic detection and quantification of the motor symptoms of PD which was then transmitted to a hospital platform also developed within the project. There, the motor assessment was analysed together with other sources of information also collected with the PERFORM system at patients? homes such as food and drug intakes. Finally, all this information provided clinicians with suggestions about treatment modification when needed. On this context, the research work presented on this thesis is divided into three independent parts.
International
Si
Type
Doctoral
Mark Rating
Sobresaliente cum laude
Date
05/07/2016
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnologías de Apoyo a la Vida
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de tecnología Biomédica CTB
  • Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería