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Improving Health Services Using Cloud Computing, Big Data and Wireless Sensors

  • Diego Gachet Páez
  • Víctor Padrón
  • Manuel de Buenaga
  • Fernando Aparicio
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8277)

Abstract

In a society characterized by aging population and economical crisis it is desirable to reduce the costs of public healthcare systems. It is increasingly necessary to streamline the health system resources leading to the development of new medical services such as telemedicine, monitoring of chronic patients, personalized health services, creating new services for dependants, etc. Those new application and services will significantly increasing the volume of health information to manage, including data from medical and biological sensors, contextual information, health records, reference information, etc., which in turn requires the availability of health applications anywhere, at any time and also access to medical information must be pervasive and mobile. In this paper we propose one potential solution for creating those new services, especially in outdoors environments, based on cloud computing and vital signs monitoring.

Keywords

internet of things cloud computing elderly sensors 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Diego Gachet Páez
    • 1
  • Víctor Padrón
    • 1
  • Manuel de Buenaga
    • 1
  • Fernando Aparicio
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Europea de MadridSpain

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