Inclusion of Data from the Domestic Domain in the Process of Clinical Decision Making Using the Example of a Comprehensive Ambient Energy Expenditure Determination for COPD Patients

Helmer, Axel and Müller, Frerk and Lohmann, Okko and Thiel, Andreas and Eichelberg, Marco and Hein, Andreas
HEALTHINF 2013 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics, Barcelona, Spain, 11-14 February, 2013
Patients suffering from COPD benefit from the performance of any kind of physical activity. The 3D layercontext (3DLC) model characterizes data from different domains in relation to their relevance for theclinical decision making process. We have used this model to show how data from an ambient activitysystem in the domestic environment can be used to provide better diagnoses and prognoses for COPDpatients. As a proof of concept an experiment has been conducted to provide an individual intensity relationbetween household activities and telerehabilitation training on a bicycle ergometer. We have extractedfeatures from the power data of the activities ironing and vacuuming to calculate the energy expenditure forthe performance of these activities.
02 / 2013
Lower Saxony Research Network Design of Environments for Ageing