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Stud Health Technol Inform. 2022 May 16;293:260-261. doi: 10.3233/SHTI220378.
BACKGROUND: Chronic low back pain is a global health problem having a tremendous effect on the quality of life of patients.
OBJECTIVES: An online therapy management system (TMS) is developed for comprehensive management of chronic low back pain patients.
METHODS: A smartphone and a web app are built based on the Keep-In-Touch Telehealth Platform. The smartphone app allows entering patient reported outcomes and connection to third party devices to monitor physiological data and parameters of therapy.
RESULTS: The TMS has been realized and a wearable auricular vagus nerve stimulation device has been integrated. The TMS is currently evaluated in a randomized clinical trial.