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What is person-centred eHealth?

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What is person-centred eHealth?

 

Does the wording imply that ehealth in general is not person-centred. Well. To elaborate these questions further, I need to make some assumption and define what I mean by person-centred care and eHealth. 

 

Ehealth is according to  Eysenbach et al (2001) ” an emerging field in the intersection of medical informatics, public health and business, referring to health services and information delivered or enhanced through the Internet and related technologies. In a broader sense, the term characterizes not only a technical development, but also a state-of-mind, a way of thinking, an attitude, and a commitment for networked, global thinking, to improve health care locally, regionally, and worldwide by using information and communication technology”.

 

EHealth is not a technical solutions per se, it is also a state of mind and attitude about how we want to communicate and in that sense it could be a good tool in providing support for PCC. 

 

The core in my exposition is grounded on the definition of PCC found within GPCC. I have already discussed this in my previous blogs, and will for the matter of simplicity call it gPCC (Gothenburg person-centred care approach). The most central aspect in gPCC is the mutual acceptance that a person always is intradependent of the other person. At the core of the definition is the concept of partnership.

 

The juridical meaning of the word is that two persons reach an written or verbal agreement (contract) to perform certain commitments. Within the gPCC approach, this agreement would be manifested by a health and care plan that is agreed upon by all involved stakeholders.  So partnership needs at least two people that agree upon a certain approach in order to reach a certain outcomes.

 


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E-tattoo monitors brainwaves and baby bump

E-tattoo monitors brainwaves and baby bump | Body Computing | Scoop.it

An electronic patch can analyse complex brainwaves and listen in on a fetus's heart MIND reading can be as simple as slapping a sticker on your forehead.

 

An "electronic tattoo" containing flexible electronic circuits can now record some complex brain activity as accurately as an EEG. The tattoo could also provide a cheap way to monitor a developing fetus. The first electronic tattoo appeared in 2011, when Todd Coleman at the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues designed a transparent patch containing electronic circuits as thin as a human hairMovie Camera.

 

Applied to skin like a temporary tattoo, these could be used to monitor electrophysiological signals associated with the heart and muscles, as well as rudimentary brain activity. To improve its usefulness, Coleman's group has now optimised the placement of the electrodes to pick up more complex brainwaves.

 

They have demonstrated this by monitoring so-called P300 signals in the forebrain. These appear when you pay attention to a stimulus. The team showed volunteers a series of images and asked them to keep track of how many times a certain object appeared. Whenever volunteers noticed the object, the tattoo registered a blip in the P300 signal. The tattoo was as good as conventional EEG at telling whether a person was looking at the target image or another stimulus, the team told a recent Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting in San Francisco.

 

The team is now modifying the tattoo to transmit data wirelessly to a smartphone, Coleman says. Eventually, he hopes the device could identify other complex patterns of brain activity, such as those that might be used to control a prosthetic limb.


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New device from Harvard spin-out Bobo Analytics puts a workout monitor on ... - Boston.com

New device from Harvard spin-out Bobo Analytics puts a workout monitor on ... - Boston.com | Body Computing | Scoop.it
New device from Harvard spin-out Bobo Analytics puts a workout monitor on ... Boston.com I wanted to fill you in on one of the newest local startups working on a wearable fitness sensor, Bobo Analytics.
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Misfit Wearables debuts first wearable sensor Shine using IndieGoGo

Misfit Wearables debuts first wearable sensor Shine using IndieGoGo | Body Computing | Scoop.it
Misfit Wearables has launched a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo for Shine, the startup's impressive debut wearable sensor. The company was founded by Sonny Vu and Sridhar Iyengar, co-founders of Agamatrix, ...
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Baig: Fitness bracelet looking Up again at Jawbone - USA TODAY

Baig: Fitness bracelet looking Up again at Jawbone - USA TODAY | Body Computing | Scoop.it
Baig: Fitness bracelet looking Up again at JawboneUSA TODAYConcealed inside the flexible and soft hypoallergenic oval rubber band are all the electronics — accelerometer, motion and vibration sensors, rechargeable battery.
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10 sensor innovations driving the digital health revolution

10 sensor innovations driving the digital health revolution | Body Computing | Scoop.it

This year IBM dedicated its Five in Five series (an annual list of five technologies that are likely to advance dramatically) solely to sensors.

 

Digital sensors of the touch, sight,hearing, taste and smell kind along with their potential are all profiled by IBM Sensor technology is going through a renaissance as companies develop smart and innovative new ways to track data using them.

 

Sensor innovation is in-part driving the Digital Health Revolution as digital health companies find ingenius ways to integrate them in to apps, devices and other peripherals. The smartphone will play an increasing important role in all of this as they go from having six built-in sensors currently to having sixteen in the next five years.

 

If these predictions are correct then the next five years will be half-a-decade of sensor proliferation meaning the Digital Health Ecosystem will grow exponentially. In the meantime though there are already a plethora of digital health sensors in use or in the pipeline that are helping people improve and, in some instances, save lives.


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Kristina Curtis's curator insight, April 18, 2013 1:34 PM

This will take the QS movement to another level...

Mitchell Planning's curator insight, June 28, 2013 5:21 PM

Peel and stick tatoo's taken to the next level.

David Vinson's curator insight, August 8, 2013 9:10 PM

You can't control it if you can't measure it!

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Video: Xsens showcases wearable 3D body motion tracking system - TG Daily

Video: Xsens showcases wearable 3D body motion tracking system - TG Daily | Body Computing | Scoop.it
Video: Xsens showcases wearable 3D body motion tracking system TG Daily Enter Xsens, a company that will be showcasing the world's first wearable 3D body motion tracking system based on consumer-grade MEMS sensors at CES 2013.
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Wearable Sensor Monitoring System Identifies Motor Status of Parkinson's ... - AZoSensors

Wearable Sensor Monitoring System Identifies Motor Status of Parkinson's ... - AZoSensors | Body Computing | Scoop.it
AZoSensorsWearable Sensor Monitoring System Identifies Motor Status of Parkinson's ...AZoSensorsSystems to improve patient rehabilitation, methods that help detect diseases, and smart biomaterials for optimising treatments—scientific advances in...
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Neurosurgeon-led “eBra” team moves to pillowcases, sheets ...

Neurosurgeon-led “eBra” team moves to pillowcases, sheets ... | Body Computing | Scoop.it
Wearable sensors potentially can pick up many of the signs of heart and brain disease that otherwise would require costly, uncomfortable imaging. “You can measure with a garment so you don't need to go to the hospital for ...
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Zansors Designs New Wearable Sleep Sensor

Zansors Designs New Wearable Sleep Sensor | Body Computing | Scoop.it
Sensor technology company Zansors today announced the launch of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for the production of ZeeMee™, Zansors' breakthrough wireless, wearable sensor that allows users ...
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