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Merhof, Dorit

Biomedical Engineering / Biomedizinische Technik

Joint Journal of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE and the Austrian and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering and the German Society of Biomaterials

Editor-in-Chief: Dössel, Olaf

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Volume 60, Issue 1

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Volume 57 (2012)

Unobtrusive and comprehensive health screening using an intelligent toilet system

Thomas Schlebusch
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  • Philips Chair for Medical Information Technology, Helmholtz Institute of Biomedical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
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Published Online: 2014-10-16 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bmt-2013-0140

Abstract

Home monitoring is a promising technology to deal with the increasing amount of chronically ill patients while ensuring quality of medical care. Most systems available today depend on a high degree of interaction between the user and the device. Especially for people relying on advanced levels of care, this scheme is impracticable. In this paper, we are presenting an “intelligent toilet” performing an extensive health check while being as simple to use as a conventional toilet. The main focus of the system is to support the treatment of diabetes and chronic heart failure, but additional applications are possible.

Keywords: ambient assisted living; intelligent toilet; unobtrusive sensing

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About the article

Corresponding author: Thomas Schlebusch, Philips Chair for Medical Information Technology, Helmholtz Institute of Biomedical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, E-mail:


Received: 2014-01-10

Accepted: 2014-09-16

Published Online: 2014-10-16

Published in Print: 2015-02-01


Citation Information: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedizinische Technik, Volume 60, Issue 1, Pages 17–29, ISSN (Online) 1862-278X, ISSN (Print) 0013-5585, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bmt-2013-0140.

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