Pervasive Health

State-of-the-art and Beyond

  • Andreas Holzinger
  • Martina Ziefle
  • Carsten Röcker

Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Erik Grönvall, Stefan Lundberg
    Pages 19-45
  3. A. Jacobs, P. Duysburgh, L. Bleumers, F. Ongenae, A. Ackaert, S. Verstichel
    Pages 69-99
  4. G. Lightbody , L. Galway, P. McCullagh
    Pages 101-129
  5. Kenneth J. Turner
    Pages 157-180
  6. Lorenzo T. D’Angelo, Joachim F. Kreutzer, Jakob Neuhaeuser, Samuel Reimer, Tim C. Lueth
    Pages 181-210
  7. Daniel Waltisberg, Bert Arnrich, Gerhard Tröster
    Pages 211-227
  8. A. J. Bongers, Stuart Smith, Victor Donker, Michelle Pickrell, Rebecca Hall, Stefan Lie
    Pages 229-254
  9. Nicholas Caporusso, Michelantonio Trizio, Giovanni Perrone
    Pages 289-316
  10. Juan Jiménez Garcia, Natalia Romero, David Keyson, Paul Havinga
    Pages 343-365

About this book


Providing a comprehensive introduction into and overview of the field of pervasive healthcare applications, this volume incorporates a variety of timely topics ranging from medical sensors and hardware infrastructures, to software platforms and applications, and addresses issues of user experience and technology acceptance.

The recent developments in the area of information and communication technologies have laid the groundwork for new patient-centred healthcare solutions. While the majority of computer-supported healthcare tools designed in the last decades focused mainly on supporting care-givers and medical personnel, this trend changed with the introduction of pervasive healthcare technologies, which provide supportive and adaptive services for a broad variety and diverse set of end users.  

With contributions from key researchers the book integrates the various aspects of pervasive healthcare systems including application design, hardware development, system implementation, hardware and software infrastructures as well as end-user aspects providing an excellent overview of this important and evolving field.


Ambient Assisted Living Ambient Intelligence E-Health Human-Centered Design Pervasive Healthcare Applications Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Holzinger
    • 1
  • Martina Ziefle
    • 2
  • Carsten Röcker
    • 3
  1. 1.Head Research Unit Human-Computer Interaction for Medicine and HealthIBM Watson Think Group, Institute for Medical Informatics, Medical University GrazGrazAustria
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Communication Science, Geschäftsführende DirektorinHuman–Computer Interaction Center, Institut für Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  3. 3.RWTH Aachen University Human–Computer Interaction CenterAachenGermany

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