• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 1, Pages: 1-10

Original Article

Prevention of Pressure Ulcers and IncontinenceAssociated Dermatitis in Home Hospitalization of Older Adults


Background/Objectives: Older adults in home hospitalization are prone to health complications due to factors that may hinder recovery. Many of these are a result of inadequate care, as is the case with afflictions such as skin ulcers and incontinence-associated dermatitis. The problem is even more evident when the older adult cannot take care of him/ herself and needs a person who is permanently monitoring their health. Situations such as those mentioned above affect the quality of life of patients and caregivers causing discomfort, additional health problems and an increase in medical costs to treat the new conditions. The main objective of the present work is to show an architecture that allows to remotely monitoring conditions that can improve the health of the elderly in home hospitalization.

Methods: The methodology used in the construction of the architectural model is Rational Unified Process and the diagrams used in the description of the architecture are based on Unified Modeling Language, which is considered a standard in software development.

Findings: The present work provides a solution to the problem identified through the proposal of architecture to remotely monitor the elderly in hospital care, supported by the Internet of Things. This document presents a case study that checks the validity of the functionality of the architecture.

Novelty: In the context of the related work the results presented in the document are novel because they contribute to a solution that allows to monitor health conditions of elderly patients who leave the hospitals and must continue their recovery at home, especially older adults cannot care for themselves during recovery and whose care must be permanent to avoid later complications.

Keywords: Architecture, Dermatitis, Internet of Things, Pressure Ulcers, Remote Monitoring, Wearable Sensors


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