Development of a wearable computer system with a hands-free operation interface for the use of home health caregiver

F. Mizuno, T. Hayasaka, K. Tsubota, S. Wada, T. Yamaguchi

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Abstract

We previously developed a network-based medical care support system called the Hyper Hospital, a computer network with an interface that is dedicated to patient care. In this study, we developed a wearable information system that is designed so that a caregiver can obtain information and control various support devices within the home-care environment. In our system, the wearable computer itself consists of a computer network built into a jacket. Each required function is implemented by a dedicated small computer connected to the in-jacket network. A new function may easily be added to the system by connecting additional computers. A network comprising such a set of single-function computers becomes a highly efficient information system when applied to health care support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-300
Number of pages8
JournalTechnology and Health Care
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Electro-Oculo-Graph (EOG)
  • Home care support
  • Hyper hospital
  • Wearable computer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Information Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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