Editors Samuel A.Fricker, Christoph Thuemmler and Anastasius Gavras publish new book on Requirements Engineering for Digital Health.
Healthcare and well-being have captured the attention of established software companies, start-ups, and investors. Software is starting to play a central role for addressing the problems of the aging society and the escalating cost of healthcare services. Enablers of such digital health are a growing number of sensors for sensing the human body and communication infrastructure for remote meetings, data sharing, and messaging. The challenge that lies in front of us is how to effectively make use of these capabilities, for example to empower patients and to free the scarce resources of medical personnel. Read more
Urban Sedlar, Researcher at the University of Ljubljana, a partner in the Tromsø use case explains how the ‘DeSA’ app helps Diabetes patients manage there Diabetes better.
Through the work of FI-STARs Norwegian use case, Diabetes patients in Europe can now download a self management app that helps them monitor and track their condition, on both the android system with ‘The Diabetes Diary‘ and now the iOS system with ‘DeSA’. Read more
Eirik Arsand recently presented the FISTAR Diabetes Diary smart phone app at the Nordic Mobile Healthcare Technology Congress 2014
His overall presentation was on Self-Management Systems for People With Diabetes. Within in it he presented the functions and benefits of the FISTAR Diabetes Diary on the android platform.
FI-STAR Community Team launch the first issue of their Newsletter.
The newsletter was launched with some fantastic news, as the FI-STAR Community Team announced challenges on the platform were opening up for submission and we can now report the first set of challenges are now open with more to come. Read more
FISTAR’s Medical Director Professor Christoph Thuemmler presented the session : FiWare – open architecture and tools from the Future Internet PPP at the IoT and Platforms for Connected Smart Objects at Horizon 2020 ICT 30 2015 KTN in London.
“The goal of the FI-WARE project is to advance the global competitiveness of the EU economy by introducing an innovative infrastructure for cost-effective creation and delivery of services, providing high QoS and security guarantees. FI-WARE is designed to meet the demands of key market stakeholders across many different sectors, e.g., healthcare, telecommunications, and environmental services. Read more
MEDSTAR Software Engineer Tomasz Springer from iTTi in Poznan tells us of the new patient and doctor dashboard developments with John Paul II Hospital.
The patient dashboard that uses touch screen technologies on a tablet that patients are given when they are discharged from hospital and as Tomasz says, MEDSTAR are happily surprised that FI-STARs target market of older patients find it very easy and enjoyable to use. Read more
Patients and Doctors trialling the Cardiac Rehabilitation Application developed in the University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Carol Davila’
Practicing Cardiologist Dr Stefan Busnatu tells us of the good progress that has been made with the CARDIOSTAR smartphone app. He describes how the technical and medical partners are working well together to integrate the user needs so the patient has a simple, seamless and rewarding experience with the smartphone app. He also explains how to introduce the application to patients when they are preparing to leave hospital having recovered from a heart attack. He explains how they can support themselves for the first 7 weeks of their rehabilitation at home. Read more