The Future of Personal Health Monitoring

Creating synergies between personal health monitoring and machine health monitoring

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.