Mobile Health

A Technology Road Map

  • Sasan Adibi

Part of the Springer Series in Bio-/Neuroinformatics book series (SSBN, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-11
  2. Sasan Adibi
    Pages 1-7
  3. Preventive and Curative Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-10
    2. Dean Cvetkovic, Haslaile Abdullah, Ramiro Chaparro-Vargas
      Pages 77-99
    3. Sana Tmar-Ben Hamida, Beena Ahmed, Dean Cvetkovic, Emil Jovanov, Gerard Kennedy, Thomas Penzel
      Pages 101-127
  4. Remote Health Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-146
    2. Cesar Torres-Huitzil, Andres Alvarez-Landero
      Pages 147-169
    3. Alessandro Testa, Marcello Cinque, Antonio Coronato, Giuseppe De Pietro
      Pages 171-194
    4. Diego E Arias, Esteban J. Pino, Pablo Aqueveque, Dorothy W. Curtis
      Pages 195-219
    5. Oleg Starostenko, Vicente Alarcon-Aquino, Jorge Rodriguez-Asomoza, Oleg Sergiyenko, Vera Tyrsa
      Pages 221-243
    6. Santiago Led, Leire Azpilicueta, Miguel Martínez-Espronceda, Luis Serrano, Francisco Falcone
      Pages 245-263
    7. P. S. Sousa, D. Sabugueiro, V. Felizardo, R. Couto, I. Pires, N. M. Garcia
      Pages 265-281
    8. Mirza Mansoor Baig, Hamid Gholamhosseini, Martin J. Connolly
      Pages 299-317
  5. Interoperability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-344
    2. Mate Beštek, Andrej Brodnik
      Pages 345-374

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive report on the technological aspects of Mobile Health (mHealth) and discusses the main challenges and future directions in the field. It is divided into eight parts:  (1) preventive and curative medicine;  (2) remote health monitoring; (3) interoperability; (4) framework, architecture, and software/hardware systems;  (5) cloud applications; (6) radio technologies and applications; (7) communication networks and systems; and (8) security and privacy mechanisms. The first two parts cover sensor-based and bedside systems for remotely monitoring patients’ health condition, which aim at preventing the development of health problems and managing the prognosis of acute and chronic diseases. The related chapters discuss how new sensing and wireless technologies can offer accurate and cost-effective means for monitoring and evaluating behavior of individuals with dementia and psychiatric disorders, such as wandering behavior and sleep impairments. The following two parts focus on architectures and higher level systems, and on the challenges associated with their interoperability and scalability, two important aspects that stand in the way of the widespread deployment of mHealth systems. The remaining parts focus on telecommunication support systems for mHealth, including radio technologies, communication and cloud networks, and secure health-related applications and systems.  All in all, the book offers a snapshot of the state-of-art in mHealth systems, and addresses the needs of a multidisciplinary audience, including engineers, computer scientists, healthcare providers, and medical professionals, working in both academia and the industry, as well as stakeholders at government agencies and non-profit organizations.



Bedside systems E-health Health informatics Healthcare information systems Interoperability in healthcare Multi-layer open wireless architecture Remote health monitoring Scalability in healthcare Sensor-based monitoring systems Smartphones in healthcare

Editors and affiliations

  • Sasan Adibi
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Science Engineering & Built EnvironmentSchool of Information TechnologyBurwoodAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12816-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12817-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-9349
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-9357
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