D3.1. A report on HeartMan monitoring devices

This report tightly relates to T3.1 Health devices for multi-parametric monitoring in which the aim is to present the state-of-the-art of the devices suitable for the HeartMan platform and their characteristics in order to monitor the physiological and psychological status of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) patients. The activities carried out in task 3.1 deal with the research and description of low-cost off-the-shelf health monitoring solutions available on the market, medical sensors and research products
selected according to medical and user requirements provided by WP2. Concretely, unobtrusive solutions have been analysed in this deliverable to monitor:

• Physical activity, energy expenditure estimation, calories burned and distance
• Physiology evaluating Heart Rate (HR) parameters, Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) and blood pressure
• Psychological status evaluating galvanic skin response, HR and Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
• External devices to monitor environment and medication adherence

These solutions have been analysed taking into account the usability of the sensor device during long periods of time. Current lifestyle/fitness, medical and research wearable solutions have been evaluated in order to find whether a wearable solution for HeartMan project that fulfils all HeartMan requirements exists.