Data Acquisition Software Architecture for Patient Monitoring Devices
Telecare (Tele-home-care) provides a recognized solution to control an increase of medical expenses caused by an increasing proportion of elderly and chronically ill people. As well described already by Doughty et al., the modern telecare solutions should be able to monitor of slow deterioration of well-being and discover health risks early. It is believed that discovery of slight deviations in health condition requires, additionally to medical parameter measurements, lifestyle-monitoring as outlined by Barnes. Long term patient, especially such requiring lifestyle monitoring, causes significant increase of amount of data gathered and its handling involution that is usually not addressed on system architecture level in complex way.