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Smart Cities and Healthcare: A Systematic Review

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Department of Medical Sciences, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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IEETA-Institute of Electronics and Informatics Engineering of Aveiro, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Department of Economics, Industrial Engineering, Management and Tourism, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies (GOVCOPP), University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Águeda School of Technology and Management, University of Aveiro, 3750-127 Águeda, Portugal
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Health Sciences School, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Technologies 2019, 7(3), 58; https://doi.org/10.3390/technologies7030058 (registering DOI)
Received: 30 June 2019 / Revised: 1 August 2019 / Accepted: 13 August 2019 / Published: 16 August 2019
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Abstract

Objectives: 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.
Keywords: smart city; smart living; healthcare; population surveillance; response to emergencies; active ageing; healthy lifestyle smart city; smart living; healthcare; population surveillance; response to emergencies; active ageing; healthy lifestyle
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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.

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