The Future of Personal Health Monitoring

Creating synergies between personal health monitoring and machine health monitoring

    • April 20, 2010

From August 2007 to February 2009, researchers at the Center for Future Health explored the idea of using techniques from "machine health monitoring" to create real-time personal health-monitoring systems and developed a prototype system.

Real-time personal health-monitoring systems integrate sensing, communication and data analysis to enable individuals, especially those with chronic illnesses such as heart disease, to track, predict and maintain their health.

Key Result

  • Project researchers and participating companies created and tested a prototype health-monitoring system for patients with heart disease based on commercial, off-the-shelf technologies.

Key Conclusion

  • Personal health monitoring can harness techniques from machine health monitoring to track and predict people's cardiac health accurately.