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DOC@HOME Report Summary

Project ID: IST-2000-75363
Funded under: FP5-IST
Country: Estonia

220 manufactured DCU's for remote data collection in various health care related and/or research oriented applications

Medically certified class IIa manufactured Data Collection Units (DCU) and associated software are available for a co-operative research and/or further specific service development. The hand-held portable DCU's with 320*240 pixel b/w LCD screen can serve as remote patient monitoring units with keyboard enabled input, built-in standard ECG with combined bio-impedance measurement (cardiac and body composition), secure data storing and forwarding capability. Devices can sustain service capacity for a week without charging. Devices are provided with charger for long-term use. The system employs common telephone line for fully automatic and transparent communication with a central doc@Home server. Devices come with full documentation and packaging for immediate deployment in area of remote monitoring and care for patients with chronic condition.

Research projects with long-term monitoring needs in out-patient settings can both gain in measures of efficient information handling (practically real-time overview and analysis, detection of developing trends, collection of more data points etc), statistically representative study population engagement and shorter study periods without increasing the cost of the study to a prohibitive level.

Number of DCU's are currently taken up by a FP5 Quality of Life programme REALITY for the study of patients with diabetes, COPD, asthma, heart failure and hypertension.

Reported by

Curonia Research OU
Sakala 17
10141 Tallinn
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