Smart Cities and Healthcare: A Systematic Review
AbstractObjectives: The study reported in this article aimed to identify: (i) the most relevant applications supported by smart city infrastructure with an impact on the provision of healthcare; (ii) the types of technologies being used; (iii) the maturity levels of the applications being reported; and (iv) major barriers for their dissemination. Methods: A systematic review was performed based on a literature search. Results: A total of 44 articles were retrieved. These studies reported on smart city applications to support population surveillance, active ageing, healthy lifestyles, disabled people, response to emergencies, care services organization, and socialization. Conclusions: Most of the included articles were either of a descriptive and conceptual nature or in an early stage of development, which means that a major barrier for their dissemination is their lack of concreteness.
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Pacheco Rocha, N.; Dias, A.; Santinha, G.; Rodrigues, M.; Queirós, A.; Rodrigues, C. Smart Cities and Healthcare: A Systematic Review. Technologies 2019, 7, 58.
Pacheco Rocha N, Dias A, Santinha G, Rodrigues M, Queirós A, Rodrigues C. Smart Cities and Healthcare: A Systematic Review. Technologies. 2019; 7(3):58.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pacheco Rocha, Nelson ; Dias, Ana; Santinha, Gonçalo; Rodrigues, Mário; Queirós, Alexandra; Rodrigues, and Carlos. 2019. "Smart Cities and Healthcare: A Systematic Review." Technologies 7, no. 3: 58.
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