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Commercially Available Smartphone-Based Personalized Mobile Healthcare Technologies

  • Sandeep Kumar Vashist
  • John H. T. Luong
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Abstract

Smartphone-based personalized mobile healthcare devices (SPMHDs) have become efficient with cost-effectiveness for monitoring and management of healthcare, particularly at remote, decentralized, and personal settings. The last few years have witnessed a surge in commercial SPMHDs for tracking blood pressure, physical activity, blood glucose, body weight, body analysis, pulse rate, electrocardiogram, blood oxygen saturation, and sleep quality. As equipped with advanced Bluetooth technology, Cloud computing, smart application, and telemedicine capabilities, SPMHDs are capable of real-time “on-site” analysis and increasing the user’s compliance by providing constant alerts and notifications. Moreover, they have the most extensive outreach as smartphones have become ubiquitous. With continuous innovation and improvement in mobile healthcare (mH), the next-generation SPMHDs will play a critical role in personalized healthcare to reduce the healthcare costs with improved health outcomes. This chapter provides a comprehensive overview, prospects, and applications of the commercial SPMHDs along with the challenges.

Keywords

Smartphone Devices Smart applications Personalized healthcare Mobile healthcare 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandeep Kumar Vashist
    • 1
  • John H. T. Luong
    • 2
  1. 1.Labsystems Diagnostics OyVantaaFinland
  2. 2.Innovative Chromatography Group, Irish Separation Science Cluster (ISSC), School of Chemistry and Analytical, Biological Chemistry Research Facility (ABCRF)University College CorkCorkIreland

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