A User-Centered Approach for the Development of a Pervasive Mobile Tool for Health Care

  • Álvaro Alvares de Carvalho César Sobrinho
  • Leandro Dias da Silva
  • Leonardo Melo de Medeiros
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 221)


The medical assistance is an area that is in constant adaptation to the technological advances in the last decades, specifically in communications and information technology. Telemedicine has been following the growth of mobile and wireless technologies promoting a broad medical care and self-care access to patients with difficulties. However, several challenges still hamper the acceptability of solutions that offer treatment aid. The adaptation of technology to the patient’s everyday life in a noninvasive and secure way are some of those challenges. In order to minimize these problems, the development of a mobile tool for medical assistance based on a User-centered approach and communications standards is proposed in this paper.


Pervasive Computing Pervasive Healthcare User-centered design Mobile Applications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Álvaro Alvares de Carvalho César Sobrinho
    • 1
  • Leandro Dias da Silva
    • 1
  • Leonardo Melo de Medeiros
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto de Computação, Laboratório de Computação PervasivaUniversidade Federal de AlagoasMaceióBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto Federal de AlagoasPalmeira dos ÍndiosBrazil
  3. 3.Universidade Federal de Campina GrandeCampina GrandeBrazil

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