Connected-Health Algorithm: Development and Evaluation

  • Elena Vlahu-Gjorgievska
  • Saso Koceski
  • Igor Kulev
  • Vladimir Trajkovik
Patient Facing Systems
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Emerging Technologies for Connected Health


Nowadays, there is a growing interest towards the adoption of novel ICT technologies in the field of medical monitoring and personal health care systems. This paper proposes design of a connected health algorithm inspired from social computing paradigm. The purpose of the algorithm is to give a recommendation for performing a specific activity that will improve user’s health, based on his health condition and set of knowledge derived from the history of the user and users with similar attitudes to him. The algorithm could help users to have bigger confidence in choosing their physical activities that will improve their health. The proposed algorithm has been experimentally validated using real data collected from a community of 1000 active users. The results showed that the recommended physical activity, contributed towards weight loss of at least 0.5 kg, is found in the first half of the ordered list of recommendations, generated by the algorithm, with the probability > 0.6 with 1 % level of significance.


Healthcare information system Connected health Collaborative algorithms e-Health Recommendations 



The authors acknowledge the contribution of the COST Action TD1405- European Network for the Joint Evaluation of Connected Health Technologies (ENJECT)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Vlahu-Gjorgievska
    • 1
  • Saso Koceski
    • 2
  • Igor Kulev
    • 3
  • Vladimir Trajkovik
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Information and Communication TechnologiesUniversity “St. Kliment Ohridski”BitolaRepublic of Macedonia
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer ScienceUniversity “Goce Delcev”StipRepublic of Macedonia
  3. 3.Faculty of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity “Ss Cyril and Methodious”SkopjeRepublic of Macedonia

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