People-Centric Service for mHealth of Wheelchair Users in Smart Cities

  • Lin Yang
  • Wenfeng LiEmail author
  • Yanhong  Ge
  • Xiuwen Fu
  • Raffaele Gravina
  • Giancarlo  Fortino
Part of the Internet of Things book series (ITTCC)


Urban dwellers are soul of smart cities, and all final aims of city applications are people-centric. mHealth is a new generation method for personal healthcare, specially smart phone is widely used to interact with surroundings by the disabled and elderly people in smart cities. Existing massive of sensors, actuators, and smart objects are separated and controlled in different owners and community. Mobile devices of people-centric sensing (PCS) can receive data in opportunistic sensing according to mobile geo-location, dynamic social relationship, and interests of people, etc. In this work, we present a real-time health-driven model for people-centric healthcare context, and present a social-aware architecture to support smart objects mapping to online social networks, then present discovering and interacting with shared smart objects in a virtual community. Finally, we present a prototype system to validate the people-centric mHealth service model.


Smart cities People-centric mHealth Smart object Mobile social wireless sensor networks 



The authors would like to thank the Science and Technology of China, Wuhan University of Technology for sponsoring the research activities under the grants of National Key Technologies Research and Development Program of China (2012BAJ05B07), International cooperation projects of Hubei province (2011BFA012), The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2013-JL-005), and the joint bilateral Italy/China project “Smart Personal Mobility Systems for Human Disabilities in Future Smart Cities” (N. CN13MO7). This work has been carried out by the research groups of the “Joint Lab. of Internet of Things” at Wuhan University of Technology and University of Calabria.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lin Yang
    • 1
  • Wenfeng Li
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yanhong  Ge
    • 1
  • Xiuwen Fu
    • 1
  • Raffaele Gravina
    • 2
  • Giancarlo  Fortino
    • 3
  1. 1.Wuhan University of TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.University of CalabriaRendeItaly
  3. 3.DIMESUniversity of CalabriaRende (CS)Italy

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