ISBN: 978-981-11-0008-6 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2016.06.086
An Interactive Health Caregivers System for Diabetic Patients
Abstract— To reinforce the mutual healthcare communication between diabetic patients and caregivers, we
designed and implemented a novel Interactive Health Caregivers System (IHCS) with push-pull operations.
This system is expected to improve the self-care quality of diabetic patients. IHCS located in a GPRS
environment could establish the mutual communication between medical communication medical devices
and caregivers, thereby creating a healthcare system based on push-pull operations. This study adopted the
push-pull technique for controlling signals, actively turning on medical devices, and performing mobile
healthcare functions that are authorized by users. This system, with numerous enhanced functions
specifically designed for healthcare purposes, could respond to many emergent scenarios. The proposed
IHCS was built by making use of existing medical devices (e.g., GPRS blood glucose meter) and coupled
with the integration with cloud platforms and telecare Android apps.
Index Terms— mutual communication, interactive health caregivers system, self-care, diabetic.
Rui-Dong Chiang, Shih-Hao Chang, Wei-Ting Chang
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Tamkang University, TAIWAN
Department of Innovative Information and Technology, Tamkang University, TAIWAN
Cite: Rui-Dong Chiang, Shih-Jung Wu, Shih-Hao Chang, Wei-Ting Chang, "An Interactive Health Caregivers System for Diabetic Patients," Proceedings of 2016 6th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 514-517, Tokyo, 17-19 June, 2016.