Pervasive Computing and Healthcare
Pervasive computing technologies have seen significant advances in the last few years. This has resulted in design and development of sensors, wearable technologies, smart places and homes, and wireless and mobile networks. In this chapter, we first discuss current and emerging trends in pervasive computing and then present how pervasive computing can lead to pervasive healthcare. More specifically, examples of pervasive health monitoring, mobile telemedicine, intelligent emergency management service, health-aware mobile device, pervasive access to health information, pervasive life style management, and medical inventory management system are presented. We also identify various requirements of pervasive healthcare and present open issues and challenges to spur more research in this area.
KeywordsWireless Network Pervasive Computing Body Area Network Smart Space Wearable Computer
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