Adelina Basholli

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PhD researcher

ABasholli1@sheffield.ac.uk

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Adelina Basholli
Information School
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211 Portobello
Sheffield
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Profile

PhD project

Title: Sensor-based monitoring for enhancing patient care in a developing country in South-East Europe

Supervisors

Through the research project that I am currently working on, I aim to combine my academic and professional experience in order to investigate, design, propose, and implement a sensor-based platform that will enable developing countries, in this project, Kosovo, to offer remote and continuous monitoring to chronically ill patients.

Hence, technology acceptance theories will be used to understand healthcare professionals’ attitudes, opinions, and perspectives towards using sensor-based networks (SBN) for remote and continuous monitoring of their patients. Based on these findings, a sensor-based architecture will be proposed and designed and a prototype that will suit the identified needs and health practices will be implemented. The evaluation of the proposed sensor-based prototype will consist of another qualitative study on which the healthcare professionals will perform various scenarios that enable them remote and continuous vital sign monitoring, and after that, they will answer a set of questions related to their experience with the proposed sensor-based prototype.

In this way, this research project is expected to make theoretical and practical contributions, by investigating users’ attitudes and acceptance of digital technologies, in this case, sensor-based platforms, in a developing country; by designing and proposing a sensor-based architecture based on user’s needs and their health practices; and by implementing a prototype that enables users a remote and continuous experience in monitoring their chronically ill patients.

This research project was funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of Kosovo and the South-East European Research Centre in Thessaloniki, Greece.


I am an enthusiastic researcher interested to improve healthcare services by applying sensor-based platforms for remote and continuous monitoring of chronically ill patients in developing countries, taking Kosovo as a setting.

From the industry point of view, I am an experienced Lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in Computer Science department of higher education institutions, and a skilled Software Developer working in various markup and programming languages.

Research interests
  • Health Informatics
  • eHealth
  • Sensor-based platforms
  • Patient care
  • User acceptance
Publications

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Conference proceedings papers

Grants
  • Scholarship for outstanding student by the University of Prishtina
  • Scholarship for master and doctoral studies by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of Kosovo, and South-East European Research Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • ICT-KOSEU funding grant womENcourage 2019 participation scholarship
Professional activities

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