Special Issue "Mobile Health Technologies for Ambient Assisted Living and Healthcare"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
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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Currently, the use of telemedicine and mobile devices is expanding in realms where sensors may help in the development of innovative solutions. The development of these solutions is important for the monitoring of elderly people, tracking lifestyles, healthcare treatments and others.
The motivation for this Special Issue is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to healthcare and medicine in general and to the support of persons with special needs. This research field is closely related to the development of assistive technologies for different types of people, for the monitoring of sports and others. The development of these solutions for medical purposes should be validated according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the privacy of the data is important. Other accepted research studies may be related to the security and privacy of the information for its acceptance. In the case of medical rehabilitation and assistive technology, research in and applications of ICT have contributed greatly to the enhancement of quality of life and full integration of all citizens into society. Databases, networking, graphical interfaces, data mining, machine learning, intelligent decision support systems and specialized programming languages are just a few of the technologies and research areas currently contributing to medical informatics.
Previously, we started the promotion of the creation of m-Health and e-Health solutions for healthcare professionals, because the mobile devices are commonly widely used for the different daily tasks, and they include sensors that allow the monitoring of different physical and physiological parameters. There are different solutions currently under development related to this field and, as it contributes to improve the quality of life, it can interact in the development of technologies for social help.
This Special Issue aims to collect original research papers or review papers on advances in the technologies for the design of solutions for Ambient Assisted Living and Healthcare. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Health care information systems 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 health care and medicine
- Technologies to promote a healthy and secure society
- Big Data Analytics for e-health
- Assessment of Acceptance/Adoption models
- Cultural Evaluation of e-health
- Acceptance e-health and economic growth factors affecting e-health adoption
- Machine learning for healthcare
- Intelligent systems for young and elderly people using mobile devices
- Activities of daily living
- Human factors, efficient cost control and management in society
- Intelligent decision support and data systems in health care, medicine and society
- Innovation in people supporting activities (e.g., health care, schooling and services)
- Embedded systems for healthcare
- IT Acceptance Models Acceptance of e-health services
- Major barriers and facilitators for e-health
- Biosignal Acquisition, Analysis and Processing
- Semantic Technologies and Cognition
- Neural Networks
- Physiological Computing in Mobile Devices
- Physiological Computing in Mobile Devices
- Augmented Reality in Healthcare using wearable devices
- Sensors and Actuators
- ICT for development
- Cloud computing for healthcare
- Mobile application concepts and technologies for different mobile platforms
Dr. Ivan Miguel Serrano Pires
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- Ambient assisted living
- Health technologies
- Mobile devices
- Data processing
- Data acquisition
- Artificial Intelligence