E. ANDRES, S. TALHA, M. HAJJAM , J. HAJJAM , S. ERVE, A. HAJJAM. “Home Care Security (HOCAS): A Telemedicine Project to Monitor Patients with Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation under Anticoagulation at Home.” In British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, vol. 11(4) ISSN: 2231-0843. 2015.
Monitoring patients with heart failure, atrial fibrillation and under anticoagulant agent by using telemedicine systems is a potential means for optimizing the management of these patients. The HOCAS project is developing an “intelligent” communicative platform enabling the home monitoring of patients with heart failure, arrhythmias and anticoagulation drugs using non-invasive sensors, electronic pillbox to promote therapy adherence, a questionnaire to monitor patients’ hygiene and diet, a questionnaire to monitor patients’ therapy adherence together with additional contextual information and patients’ profile. As a result, this platform will assist health care professionals by providing an automated processing of these sensors’ transmitted data in order to detect and report signs of cardiac decompensation early or wrong adherence to therapy.