RESEARCH ARTICLE


The Development of the Vital Signs Tele-monitoring System for the Elderly by Using ‘UML’ Language and the Interoperability Standard ‘Continua’



Sofiene Mansouri1, 2, *
1 Department of Biomedical Technology, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, 11942 Saudi Arabia
2 Laboratory of Biophysics and Medical Technologies, Higher Institute of Medical Technologies of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia


© 2020 Sofiene Mansouri.

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* Address correspondence to this author at Department of Biomedical Technology, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, 11942 Saudi Arabia; E-mail: s.mansouri@psau.edu.sa


Abstract

Aims:

We aim to develope a system allowing the telemonitoring of the elderly health status. Medical telemonitoring can make life easy and safe for elderly. The goal of this project is the development of a medical telemonitoring application.

Background:

Medical telemonitoring can make life easy and safe for elderly.

Objective:

The goal of this project is the development of a medical telemonitoring application.

Methods:

In this paper we exposed the different steps of the developing of a medical telemonitoring system designed for the elderly. We studied the medical needs and the system specifications. We used the UML language. Then we detailed the designed system with a total respect to the standard for the interoperability of connected medical equipment, Continua. We presented printed screens of the realized interfaces.

Results:

We realized an application based on web development, more specifically development of a management application for medical telemonitoring.

Conclusion:

In terms of perspectives, we aim to integrate security protocols in the developed system, integrate the data sent from the sensors into an E, H & R (HER) and send the patient file to a H, I & S (HIS).

Keywords: Continua, Elderly, Telemonitoring, UML, Vital signs, Medical telemonitoring application.