We help our customers to design and implement ICT tools for cardiac rehabilitation
With VTT’s solutions, we
can support cardiac rehabilitation by offering software and algorithms for
guiding a cardiac patient in their rehabilitation after a cardiac event. We
have also specified a personal health record (PHR) for cardiac disease
We have developed a
toolbox of algorithms and software that utilizes wearable sensing of
acceleration, heart rate and respiration and a software for guiding the cardiac
patient for instance during his/her physical exercise. For preventive and
motivational purposes, we have developed a model that predicts the effect of
physical exercise on blood pressure based on individual patient characteristics
and characteristics of the exercise programme.
Where can we apply the tools and data analysis methods?
The tools and analysis
methods can be applied in the development of new products and services for
cardiac patients, when designing preventive programs, rehabilitation programmes
or care processes in general for cardiac care. In the past, they have been used
for preventive and rehabilitation programs for CAD (coronary artery disease)
and HF (heart failure) patients.
The methods have been
developed in many projects, including the European HeartCycle www.heartcycle.eu and the national
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effect of aerobic exercise on blood pressure using a Fuzzy Inference System,”
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