The PhysioDom monitoring system was developed as an innovative ICT solution to enhance living conditions for senior citizens to help them stay healthy and active, as well as improving the efficiency and integration of health and social care systems. The system was based on a small French pilot, which successfully trialled the system in 50 homes.
The PhysioDom system monitored the blood pressure and pulse, as well as weight, lean/fat ratio, BMI and physical activity of over 100+ pilot users aged 65+. These users represented a combination of people who were inactive, in a state of pre-frailty or frail health, dependent and/or have chronic illnesses, such as heart failure, COPD, high blood pressure, or post chemotherapy treatment.
The system also included a lifestyle coaching system called Home Dietary Intake Monitoring (HDIM), which recommend and monitored a personalised dietary and physical exercise levels based on individual’s needs.
The project was run across the UK, Spain and The Netherlands and although each of the three countries have a different way of organising their health and social care and senior citizens receive different types of assistance, the same dietary intake monitoring will apply to all the participants in each of the pilot sites.