E-Survey Based Approach for Pervasive Healthcare


Medical Technologies National Congress (TIPTEKNO), Trabzon, Turkey, 12 - 14 October 2017 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tiptekno.2017.8238077
  • City: Trabzon
  • Country: Turkey
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The population growth and the parallel increase in health spending, inadequate number of physicians and the growing interest of people to access health services in the comfort of their own homes necessitated a serious transformation in health systems. This has prompted health professionals to conduct research to develop solutions that enable them to monitor and assess patients' health remotely. In this study, an electronic survey-based system was proposed that remotely monitors the health status of patients or healthy individuals. In the proposed system, patients or healthy individuals report their health status by responding to surveys prepared by healthcare professionals to evaluate certain medical conditions. According to the survey responses, the healthcare professionals evaluate the individual in terms of the relevant medical condition and make suggestions if necessary. This system can be used especially in the early diagnosis, monitoring and mapping of seasonal and epidemic diseases. It is also expected to contribute to the reduction of unnecessary applications made to hospitals.