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25876 Understanding Total Hip Replacement Recovery towards the Design of a Context-Aware Systems
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Jimenez Garcia, J.C. (2011) Understanding Total Hip Replacement Recovery towards the Design of a Context-Aware Systems. In: Proceedings of the AmI 2011 Workshops, Constructing Ambient Intelligence, 16-18 Nov 2011, Amsterdam. pp. 313-317. Communications in computer and information science 277. Springer. ISBN 978-3-642-31478-0

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31479-7_53

Abstract

Total Hip Replacement (THR) is a common procedure to improve
the mobility of elderly with osteoarthritis. Presently information about the recovery process after discharge is unclear. As consequence patients and physiotherapists face uncertainties to follow an adequate trajectory for recovery. Current methods for measuring recovery outcomes do not assess individual experiences over time. This research aims to design, implement and evaluate a context-aware system supporting patients undergoing recovery at home. In order to define the functional requirements of the system, a research tool was developed to gain an understanding of patients’ experiences during the recovery process. The findings gathered thus far suggest that the next step involves the design of a richer communicational tool between the THR patient and the physiotherapist.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Paper (Full Paper, Talk)
Research Group:EWI-PS: Pervasive Systems
Research Program:CTIT-WiSe: Wireless and Sensor Systems
Research Project:COMMIT/SWELL: User Centric Reasoning for Well-working
ID Code:25876
Status:Published
Deposited On:17 March 2015
Refereed:Yes
International:Yes
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