CloudFit: A Cloud-Based Mobile Wellness Platform Supported by Wearable Computing

  • Angel Ruiz-Zafra
  • Manuel Noguera
  • Kawtar Benghazi
  • José María Heredia Jiménez
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 291)

Abstract

Health and wellness area is an emerging social concern. The emergence of Cloud Computing and the growth of new technologies as smartphones and all kinds of wearable devices have given rise to delocalized health and wellness management systems and applications. Most of these systems, which are used by users on their own, are designed to track the exercises, monitor the physiological variables or as dietary diary with the aim to change the diary habits of users to improve their health and wellness, that could also be enhanced by the participation of expert advisors in the supervision of these activities.

This paper presents CloudFit, a mobile wellness platform supported by cloud technology and wearable devices, for supporting the monitoring of diary habits and improve the interaction between users and expert advisors. The development approach and design decisions taken for building CloudFit components are carried out by considering important characteristics of this kind of systems such as usability, accurate data capture and friendly data dissemination.

Keywords

cloud computing soa mobile computing software components ehealth mhealth wellness wearable computing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angel Ruiz-Zafra
    • 1
  • Manuel Noguera
    • 1
  • Kawtar Benghazi
    • 1
  • José María Heredia Jiménez
    • 2
  1. 1.Dpt. de Lenguajes y Sistemas InformáticosUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain
  2. 2.Dpt. de Educación Física y DeportivaUniversity of GranadaCeutaSpain

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