Telemedicine systems augmentations for palliative care in a resource-constrained environment
Mpirirwe, Byanagwa Stephen
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In Uganda, ailments associated with advanced age are on the rise, as is the need for proper care of terminally sick individuals. The country’s life expectancy is decreasing as a result of this and other factors. A shortage of people in palliative care, as well as restricted flexibility in monitoring palliative care patients, exacerbates the situation. The goal of this project was to identify solutions to this scarcity by creating an innovative artifact to address some of the issues connected with the growing number of terminally ill patients in Uganda’s palliative care settings. This research uses Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless technology to help palliative care specialists better serve the growing number of patients in hospices. We were able to create a functioning prototype using the above, as well as an Internet of Everything (IoE) method, to address the challenges of remote healthcare monitoring in resource-constrained contexts in Uganda. Finally, the study has opened the door to a new ”infrastructure-independent” healthcare paradigm, which means the correct care, at the right moment, for individuals who need it, no matter where they are.