Special Issue "Mobile4Medicine 2022: Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing for Personalized Medicine"
A special issue of Computers (ISSN 2073-431X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (11 November 2022) | Viewed by 3946
2. Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Viseu, Portugal
Interests: ambient assisted living technologies; health; sensor-based systems; machine learning; mobile innovative technologies
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Medicine is under a constant evolution, but different people require different treatments. It is considered in the subject of personalized medicine, where treatments are adapted to the patients. Technology offers wide possibilities of patient empowerment, including sensors and mobile devices. It allows the acquisition of different data and the remote application of different treatments. These developments are mainly included in information and communication technologies (ICT) for wellbeing and healthcare.
Telehealth and telemedicine refer to the use of telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver healthcare. Technological development has transformed healthcare. Systems evolution, including data analytics, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, increased connection and the use of mobile devices, has allowed this transformation. Telemedicine developed due to the increasing availability of systems and access but also due to the growing demand of solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent trends have changed healthcare monitoring and recovery from healthcare institutions to patient-centered care delivered at home. Additionally, patient empowerment is a focal point in healthcare evolution, to allow patients to manage their health and adapt to chronic diseases. Technological advancements play a central role in the promotion of patient empowerment by providing access and remote support that might help to overcome challenges of geographic location and promote equal access to healthcare.
In the case of medical rehabilitation and assistive technology, research in applications of ICT have contributed greatly to the enhancement of quality of life and the full integration of all citizens into society. The use of cloud computing and network connections exploits the exchange of information and improves these systems in different fields, including healthcare and traffic management. These developments should be closely performed with the participation of healthcare professionals. There are different solutions currently under development related to this field and, as it contributes to improving the quality of life, it can help in the development of technologies for social care. It is a wide, multidisciplinary subject regarding wellbeing. Authors from all fields working in these subjects are encouraged to submit a paper presenting their recent work, or a scientific discussion on the topic.
Authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished papers based on topics including, but not limited to, the following:
- Healthcare information system interoperability, security and efficiency;
- Ambient intelligence for wellbeing and e-health applications, supported by RFID technology and wireless sensor networks;
- Mobile applications and ubiquitous devices in healthcare and lifestyle training;
- Robotic systems and devices for healthcare and medicine;
- Technologies to promote a healthy and secure society;
- Big data analytics for e-health;
- Machine learning for healthcare;
- Intelligent decision support and data systems in healthcare, medicine and society;
- Innovation in people-supporting activities (e.g., healthcare, schooling and services);
- Embedded systems for healthcare;
- Biosignal acquisition, analysis and processing;
- Physiological computing in mobile devices;
- Augmented reality in healthcare using wearable devices;
- Cloud computing for healthcare;
- Mobile application concepts and technologies for different mobile platforms.
Dr. Ivan Miguel Serrano Pires
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