Tele-healthcare systems for end-of-life decision at home

Makoto Yoshizawa, Hitoshi Ohuchi, Kenji Nunokawa, Kouichi Taniuchi, Norihiro Sugita, Makoto Abe, Noriyasu Homma, Tomoyuki Yambe

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Super aging society such as Japan would need tele-healthcare systems for home medical care to suppress medical cost inflation. In this situation, we have developed a tele-healthcare system for end-of-life decision at home using a wireless electrocardiograph combined with a smartphone and a sphygmogram signal extracted from an ordinary video camera. The experimental results have indicated that long term monitoring through the smartphone and a server will provide rich information on the patient's terminal status for doctors in remote locations. However, it is necessary to collect many clinical data to predict the timing of end-of-life more precisely.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)SY-15-SY-16
JournalTransactions of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug 17


  • ECG
  • End-of-life decision
  • Tele-healthcare systems
  • Video camera
  • Wireless sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering


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