Individualized biomonitoring in heart failure – Biomon-HF "Keep an eye on heart failure – especially at night"

Thomas Vollmer, Patrick Schauerte, Matthias Zink, Sigrid Glöggler, Johannes Schiefer, Michael Schiek, Udo Johnen, Steffen Leonhardt
2014 Biomedical Engineering  
In the project "Individualized Biomonitoring in Heart Failure (Biomon-HF)," innovative sensors and algorithms for measuring vital signs, i.e., during the nocturnal sleep period, have been developed and successfully tested in five clinical feasibility studies involving 115 patients. The Biomon-HF sensor concepts are an important step toward future patient-customized telemonitoring and sensor-guided therapy management in chronic heart failure, including early detection of upcoming HF exacerbation
more » ... and comorbidities at home. The resulting preventable disease complications and emergencies and reduction of consequences of disease are very important advantages for the patients, causing relief for medical staff and, thus, offer an enormous potential for improvements and cost savings in healthcare systems.
doi:10.1515/bmt-2013-0024 pmid:24535297 fatcat:jgdamhfatzhwpl7pf7xbb46ode