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A Definition of a Coaching Plan to Guide Patients with Chronic Obstructive Respiratory Diseases
With such a noticeable increase in the number of people with chronic obstructive respiratory diseases the effectiveness of traditional healthcare systems has worsened significantly over the last years. There is an opportunity to develop low cost and personalized solutions that can empower patients to self-manage and self-monitor their health condition. In this context, the PHE project is present whose main goal is to develop coaching solutions for remote monitoring of patients and that can be provided through the exclusive use of the smartphone. In this work we explore how patients with chronic obstructive respiratory diseases can adopt healthier behaviors by following personalized healthcare coaching plans used throughout their daily lives. We then explain how a coaching plan can be defined to guide the patient and explore the mechanisms necessary to operate automatically and adapt itself according to the interactions between the patient and the system.