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A Systematic Review of Wearable Patient Monitoring Systems – Current Challenges and Opportunities for Clinical Adoption
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
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2017 (English)In: Journal of medical systems, ISSN 0148-5598, E-ISSN 1573-689X, Vol. 41, no 7, 115Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this review is to investigate barriers and challenges of wearable patient monitoring (WPM) solutions adopted by clinicians in acute, as well as in community, care settings. Currently, healthcare providers are coping with ever-growing healthcare challenges including an ageing population, chronic diseases, the cost of hospitalization, and the risk of medical errors. WPM systems are a potential solution for addressing some of these challenges by enabling advanced sensors, wearable technology, and secure and effective communication platforms between the clinicians and patients. A total of 791 articles were screened and 20 were selected for this review. The most common publication venue was conference proceedings (13, 54%). This review only considered recent studies published between 2015 and 2017. The identified studies involved chronic conditions (6, 30%), rehabilitation (7, 35%), cardiovascular diseases (4, 20%), falls (2, 10%) and mental health (1, 5%). Most studies focussed on the system aspects of WPM solutions including advanced sensors, wireless data collection, communication platform and clinical usability based on a specific area or disease. The current studies are progressing with localized sensor-software integration to solve a specific use-case/health area using non-scalable and ‘silo’ solutions. There is further work required regarding interoperability and clinical acceptance challenges. The advancement of wearable technology and possibilities of using machine learning and artificial intelligence in healthcare is a concept that has been investigated by many studies. We believe future patient monitoring and medical treatments will build upon efficient and affordable solutions of wearable technology. 

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Springer New York LLC , 2017. Vol. 41, no 7, 115
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-36141DOI: 10.1007/s10916-017-0760-1ISI: 000404772800012Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85020924469OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-36141DiVA: diva2:1128716
Available from: 2017-07-27 Created: 2017-07-27 Last updated: 2017-07-27Bibliographically approved

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