Emerging Mobile Health Systems

  • Robert S. H. Istepanian
  • Swamy Laxminarayan
  • Constantinos S. Pattichis

Part of the Topics in Biomedical Engineering book series (ITBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Introduction to Mobile M-Health Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert S. H. Istepanian, Costantinos S. Pattichis, Swamy Laxminarayan
      Pages 3-14
    3. Ashish N. Dwivedi, Rajeev K. Bali, Raouf N. G. Naguib, Nahy S. Nassar
      Pages 15-32
    4. Emil Jovanov, Dejan Raskovic
      Pages 33-49
    5. Brent Priddy, Emil Jovanov
      Pages 51-63
    6. Manolis Tsiknakis, Apostolos Traganitis, Manolis Spanakis, Stelios C. Orphanoudakis
      Pages 65-80
    7. Milan Marković, Zoran Savić, Branko Kovačević
      Pages 81-106
    8. George Samaras, Dimosthenis Georgiadis, Andreas Pitsillides
      Pages 107-129
  3. Smart Mobile Applications for Health Professionals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Andreas Lymberis
      Pages 133-135
    3. Mariana Casella Dos Santos, Frank Montyne, Christoffel Dhaen
      Pages 147-161
    4. Roberto Altieri, Francesca Incardona, Harris Kirkilis, Roberto Ricci
      Pages 163-175
    5. Salvatore Virtuoso
      Pages 177-185
    6. Najia Eddabbeh, Benoit Drion
      Pages 187-194
    7. Juan J. Sancho, Susan Clamp, Christian Ohmann, José E. Lauzàn, Petros Papachristou, Jean P. Thierry et al.
      Pages 195-202
    8. Hans Rudolf Fischer, Serge Reichlin, Jean-Pierre Gutzwiller, Anthony Dyson, Christoph Beglinger
      Pages 203-218
    9. Val Jones, Aart van Halteren, Ing Widya, Nikolai Dokovsky, George Koprinkov, Richard Bults et al.
      Pages 219-236
    10. Val Jones, Aart van Halteren, Nikolai Dokovsky, George Koprinkov, Jan Peuscher, Richard Bults et al.
      Pages 237-246

About this book


M-health: Emerging Mobile Health Systems presents recent advances in this area and explores future trends in the applications of current and emerging wireless communication and network technologies for healthcare delivery and new wireless telemedical services. This work also evaluates the impact of the synergies between the 2.5G and 3G systems and beyond for healthcare applications and explores the augmentation of these technologies for the next generation of m-health services. M-health is commonly defined as the ‘emerging mobile communications and network technologies for healthcare systems’. M-health represents a new framework of research, blending innovative mobile communications, network technologies, and medical sensor and ubiquitous computing devices with medical and biological sciences for enhanced healthcare delivery mechanisms and services.

Key topics include:

  • Introduction to Mobile M-health Systems
  • Smart Mobile Applications for Health Professionals
  • Signal, Image, and Video Compression for M-health Applications
  • Emergency Health Care Systems and Services, robotic Tele- Ultrasound Systems and Services
  • Remote and Home Monitoring technologies.

M-health: Emerging Mobile Health Systems is essential reading for biomedical engineers, engineers, computer scientists, physicists, physicians, and health care systems professionals.

About the authors:

Robert S. H. Istepanian, PhD is a Professor of Data Communications and Director of the Mobile Information and Network Technologies Research Centre ( MINT) at Kingston University, London, UK. He is fellow of the IEE and is considered as one of the pioneers and leading authorities in the areas of m-health and wireless communication systems for healthcare.

Swamy Laxminarayan, Fellow AIMBE, currently serves as the Associate Director of Applied Research in the Biomedical Research Institute at Idaho State University. He is an internationally known scientist, engineer and educator and has spent over 30 years in the field of biomedical information technology and biomedical engineering, including: computational biology, signals and image processing and telemedicine discipline.

Constantinos S. Pattichis, PhD is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus. He has over 20 years experience in the field of eHealth systems, computational intelligence, medical imaging and biosignal analysis.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert S. H. Istepanian
    • 1
  • Swamy Laxminarayan
    • 2
  • Constantinos S. Pattichis
    • 3
  1. 1.Mobile Information and Network Technologies Research Centre (MINT), School of Computing and Information SystemsKingston UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.Idaho State University Biomedical Research Institute and the Institute of Rural HealthPocatelloUSA
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CyprusCyprus

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b137697
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-26558-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-26559-9
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