Mobile Health pp 1043-1066 | Cite as

Security, Reliability and Usability of mHealth Environments

  • Martin Gerdes
  • Yohanes Baptista Dafferianto Trinugroho
  • Mari Næss
  • Rune Fensli
Part of the Springer Series in Bio-/Neuroinformatics book series (SSBN, volume 5)


Mobile technologies confer mobility and autonomy on patients with the advantage of access to home care and health care services on demand. However, these benefits impose challenges to the future health care services. For instance, computation capacity of a conventional smartphone provides applications and services with sufficient power of calculation and automation to assist in daily life activities and medical purposes. Combined with a user-friendly interface, mobile technologies can be an easy and efficient manner to help people who are in a condition of cognitive deterioration or have a chronic disease which demands a close connection to near family members and/or to health care services.


privacy identification access control relationship management reliability redundancy self-monitoring user interface portable communication gateway integration platform 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Gerdes
    • 1
  • Yohanes Baptista Dafferianto Trinugroho
    • 1
  • Mari Næss
    • 1
  • Rune Fensli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AgderGrimstadNorway

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