Pervasive computing in healthcare by Alex Mihailidis, Jakob E. Bardram

By Alex Mihailidis, Jakob E. Bardram

With skyrocketing expenditures as a result elevate within the aged inhabitants, a speedy raise in lifestyle-related and persistent illnesses, call for for brand new scientific remedies and applied sciences, and a scarcity within the variety of on hand clinicians, nurses, and different caregivers, the demanding situations dealing with the healthcare look insurmountable.  even though, via reworking the present version right into a extra allotted and hugely responsive healthcare processing version, sufferers can take keep an eye on in their personal wellbeing and fitness within the type of well being administration, preventive care, and proactive intervention.

Pioneering the suggestions of this newly rising box, Pervasive Computing in Healthcare provides an creation to and is the 1st recognized accomplished source at the program of pervasive computing in healthcare. The booklet starts off with an summary of healthcare, illnesses, disabilities, and computing device technological know-how rules. It describes demanding situations in utilizing pcs in huge, sleek hospitals, how present software program and expertise is evolving to satisfy those demanding situations, and new pervasive applied sciences for individuals with cognitive disabilities. deciding upon the most utilization types and functions for cellular and private wellbeing and fitness, the e-book explores sensors and wearable technologies.  It additionally examines present learn in assistive applied sciences, demanding situations linked to human elements and the usability of healthcare structures, and techniques for expertise innovation.  The e-book concludes by means of offering person reviews with a different specialise in real-world deployment and evaluate of the know-how.

Pervasive healthcare is a thrilling rising study region that's certain to play a massive function in an more and more getting older society. delivering an exceptional starting place on which present and destiny researchers and practitioners can construct and use to extra their endeavours, Pervasive Computing in Healthcare addresses a collection of comparable applied sciences and ideas that support combine healthcare extra seamlessly into daily life.

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Remote care capabilities are continually increasing as new technologies and systems are implemented. , phone, Internet, interactive video). This form of health delivery, now usually subsumed under the category of telemedicine, has received much attention during the last decade. 22,23 Among home-based applications, the most highly studied area has been monitoring of blood sugar in patients with diabetes mellitus. fm Page 13 Friday, October 13, 2006 10:14 AM Chapter one: Overview of healthcare, disease, and disability 13 health.

Fm Page 21 Wednesday, October 4, 2006 7:28 AM chapter two Computer science tools and techniques Martha E. 1 Introduction .................................................................................................. 2 Pervasive computing................................................................................... 1 Principles of pervasive computing .............................................. 1 Decentralization ................................................................ 2 Diversification ...................................................................

These latter procedures are not necessarily acutely time-sensitive but require the diagnostic and operating facilities and technology only afforded in the hospital or surgical care unit. Contemporary hospitals have an exceptional variety and density of technologies. These range from the information systems needed to operate the facility to the medical devices required to diagnose, monitor, and intervene in acute medical illnesses. It is notable that most of the technologies within this array of systems and devices are stand-alone and are not integrated with one another.

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