R&D

Information collection of home medical care for patients by ICT

Tomohiro Shibata
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Information Science
Nara Institute of Science and Technology

General information

The home medical care is promoted in Japan. However, the current status has not been figured out quantitatively. We are developing systems centered on the information and communications technology (ICT) so that we collect information of the home medical care and provide the summarized information to doctors. In particular, we are developing systems to verify effect of home rehabilitation and to record the symptomatic state of Parkinson’s disease patients.

Specific information

The home medical care is promoted in Japan. However, it is hard to say that we understand the current status quantitatively. If we are able to collect the long term information of the home medical care and to provide the summarized information to doctors, we could make a considerable contribution to medical services. Therefore, we are developing systems centered on the information and communications technology (ICT), and also are promoting effective verification of home rehabilitation and preliminary experiments recording the symptomatic state of Parkinson’s disease patients, in cooperation with patients’ association, doctors and physical therapists.

Use of Technology

  • Effect verification of home rehabilitation
  • Long-term record and summarization of patients (intractable disease) at home
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