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Comput Math Methods Med. 2013;2013:745954. doi: 10.1155/2013/745954. Epub 2013 Dec 8.

A healthcare edition of sporting equipment for middle-aged and elderly.

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Institute of Information and Communication Engineering, Oriental Institute of Technology, Taipei 220, Taiwan.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei 220, Taiwan.
Department of Information, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 100, Taiwan.


The aging phenomenon results in body organ system debilitating, which causes the balance weakening and makes a fall, fracture rate, and further medical cost to increase. The lack of exercise has been linked to increasing the incidence of hypertension, coronary artery disease, osteoporosis, degenerative arthritis, and diabetes. Chronic disease affects patients both in psychological and physiological functions which limit their daily activity. In the past, many researches pointed out that these patients can improve their balance sensation by exercise. Because of the above reasons, this research implementation forms a wireless platform of information connection system and medical data analysis. First of all, the target population in the society focuses on those elderly with the common chronic diseases, such as skeletal muscle diseases and degenerative arthritis. Using the hydraulic resist practicing equipment as the mainstay intervention can help examinee collecting the practice value and further analysis. The platform of information accords not only the data prior and after the exercise but also graphic data presentation and analysis from the medical staff members providing services in the society. It can also provide the medical unit to create data mold and a body health counselor when services in the society.

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