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Healthy Aging using Physical Activity Monitoring

Gustaf Hendeby; Gabriele Bleser-Taetz; Ilias Lamprinos; Didier Stricker
In: AALIANCE conference 2010. AALIANCE conference, March 11-12, Malaga, Spain, 2010.


The elderly population in the industrialized world is rapidly increasing. In order for them to keep a high quality of life and remain active participants in the community, they need to stay healthy. For this it is important to sustain a high level of physical activity and to be properly rehabilitated in case of a severe disease. This paper describes the concept and first results of the technical assistance system PAMAP, which can monitor the physical activity both in a clinical setting and in the subject's home environment. The goal is to provide physicians with the means to encourage people to a healthy activity level, and also to diagnose problems at an early stage.