TERVA: Wellness monitoring system

Ilkka Korhonen, Raimo Lappalainen, Timo Tuomisto, Tiit Kööbi, Vesa Pentikäinen, Martti Tuomisto, Väinö Turjanmaa

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Abstract

Long-term monitoring of physiological and psychosocial variables would be beneficial to investigate slowly developing deterioration in wellness status of a subject. We designed a personal wellness monitoring system (TERVA), which allows monitoring wellness-related variables at home for many weeks or even months. The TERVA system runs on a PC computer and interfaces with different measurement devices through serial interface. Measured variables include beat-to-beat RR intervals, activity level, blood pressure, weight, temperature, respiration, ballistocardiography, movements, and sleep stages. In addition, self-assessments of daily wellbeing are stored by keeping a behavioral diary. To test the system, one healthy man was monitored for 10 weeks and an aged woman was monitored for 2 weeks. The data allows conclusion that the TERVA system provides a method to investigate wellness-related data over several weeks or even months in out-hospital conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE/EMBS'98)
Subtitle of host publicationBiomedical Engineering Towards the Year 2000 and Beyond
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages1988-1991
ISBN (Print)0-7803-5164-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event20th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE/EMBS'98) - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 29 Oct 19981 Nov 1998

Publication series

SeriesAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Volume20
ISSN1094-687X

Conference

Conference20th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE/EMBS'98)
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period29/10/981/11/98

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