An easy to use and affordable home-based personal eHealth system for chronic disease management based on free open source software

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2008;136:83-8.


This paper describes an easy to use home-based eHealth system for chronic disease management. We present the design and implementation of a prototype for home based education, exercises, treatment and following-up, with the TV and a remote control as user interface. We also briefly describe field trials of the system for patients with COPD and diabetes, and their experience with the technology.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude to Computers
  • Chronic Disease / economics
  • Chronic Disease / rehabilitation*
  • Computer Security
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / rehabilitation
  • Female
  • Home Care Services, Hospital-Based*
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Male
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized
  • Microcomputers
  • Middle Aged
  • Norway
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / rehabilitation
  • Remote Consultation
  • Self Care
  • Self-Help Groups
  • Software*
  • Television
  • Therapy, Computer-Assisted*
  • User-Computer Interface