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Proceedings 2018, 2(19), 481; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2190481

A Systematic Review of mHealth apps Evaluations for Cardiac Issues

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Technological University of Panama, Panama City, Panama
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Bretagne Loire and Nantes Universities, 44321 IETR Polytech Nantes, France
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Department of Signal Theory and Communications, University of Valladolid, 47002 Valladolid, Spain
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University of Haute Alsace, 68200 Mulhouse, France
Presented at the 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (UCAmI 2018), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, 4–7 December 2018.
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Published: 23 October 2018
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Abstract

Currently, with the widespread penetration of mobile devices with Internet access, including the smartphones, they can allow specific and/or complementary activities in the health field as well as in other commercial sectors. To verify the impact of the studies about medical scientific publications relatives to cardiac mobile applications (app). This review corresponds to information in scientific journals of high impact. The intention of this review is respond to the follow question: How these research works have evaluated the performance of health mobile applications, with a special interest in cardiac issues? This review of these searches corresponds to an analysis by 4 categories, which are: Assessment of the wearables—Body Care, Use of sensors in the applications, app in health, Health Care—Comparisons of review app and app specialized commercial/clinical use. Only 6% of the app are associated with a medical professional, 15% is published by a professional medical society and 63% according to the opinions of the user. It provides evidence of how some apps have been evaluated, and in some cases the effectiveness of the estimated accuracy is not in line with the real situation. In Panama, a platform has been presented that permit the integration of health applications for patient follow-up. AmI-HEALTH has been developed to provide a mechanism for self-management of hypertensive patient data, by re-cording elements such as blood pressure (systolic, diastolic and pulse). In this point is very important to remember to the near relation between the Cardiac Issues and the hypertension condition. This makes us reflect on the true implications that bring us closer to these technological innovations. Today, our world is so changing and globalized.
Keywords: hypertension solution; cardiac applications; heart rate monitoring; mobile health development; wearables technologies hypertension solution; cardiac applications; heart rate monitoring; mobile health development; wearables technologies
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Villarreal, V.; Castillo-Sanchez, G.; Hamrioui, S.; Berbey-Alvarez, A.; Díez, I.D.L.T.; Lorenz, P. A Systematic Review of mHealth apps Evaluations for Cardiac Issues. Proceedings 2018, 2, 481.

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