EHealth Solution for Cancer Patients Rehabilitation enabled by Optical Fiber Sensors

M. Fatima Domingues, Mariana Silva, Ana Nepomuceno, Nelia Alberto, Paulo Antunes, Ayman Radwan, Paulo Andre

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Abstract

Breast cancer (BC) treatments are often aggressive for the patients, causing severe impairments to their physical condition. Physical supervised exercise has proven to be beneficial for the patients' physical and emotional health recovery. In this work, we present an eHealth solution based on optical fiber sensors (OFSs), to monitor the physical activity of BC patients, during their exercises. Such solution will allow the patients to exercise from the comfort of their home, with the continuous supervision of the physiotherapist, and with a possibility to connect remotely with other patients. The use case, presented in this work, is focused on the design of optical fiber based eHealth enablers to monitor the exercises prescribed in the recovery of the handgrip force, often affected by the treatments that BC patients are subjected to.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728182988
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020
Event2020 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2020 - Virtual, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 7 Dec 202011 Dec 2020

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2020 - Proceedings
Volume2020-January

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2020
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityVirtual, Taipei
Period7/12/2011/12/20

Keywords

  • breast cancer patients
  • eHealth
  • fiber Bragg gratings
  • handgrip force
  • optical fiber sensors
  • physical rehabilitation

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