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Sensors 2018, 18(5), 1569; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18051569

m-Health: Lessons Learned by m-Experiences

MAmI Research Lab, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real 13071, Spain
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Received: 8 April 2018 / Revised: 27 April 2018 / Accepted: 11 May 2018 / Published: 15 May 2018
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Abstract

m-Health is an emerging area that is transforming how people take part in the control of their wellness condition. This vision is changing traditional health processes by discharging hospitals from the care of people. Important advantages of continuous monitoring can be reached but, in order to transform this vision into a reality, some factors need to be addressed. m-Health applications should be shared by patients and hospital staff to perform proper supervised health monitoring. Furthermore, the uses of smartphones for health purposes should be transformed to achieve the objectives of this vision. In this work, we analyze the m-Health features and lessons learned by the experiences of systems developed by MAmI Research Lab. We have focused on three main aspects: m-interaction, use of frameworks, and physical activity recognition. For the analysis of the previous aspects, we have developed some approaches to: (1) efficiently manage patient medical records for nursing and healthcare environments by introducing the NFC technology; (2) a framework to monitor vital signs, obesity and overweight levels, rehabilitation and frailty aspects by means of accelerometer-enabled smartphones and, finally; (3) a solution to analyze daily gait activity in the elderly, carrying a single inertial wearable close to the first thoracic vertebra. View Full-Text
Keywords: m-Health; human-computer interaction; frameworks; big data analytics m-Health; human-computer interaction; frameworks; big data analytics
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Bravo, J.; Hervás, R.; Fontecha, J.; González, I. m-Health: Lessons Learned by m-Experiences. Sensors 2018, 18, 1569.

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