Advanced Technological Solutions for E-Health and Dementia Patient Monitoring

Advanced Technological Solutions for E-Health and Dementia Patient Monitoring

Fatos Xhafa (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain), Philip Moore (School of Information Science and Engineering, Lanzhou University, China) and George Tadros (University of Warwick, UK)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: January, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 389
ISBN13: 9781466674813|ISBN10: 1466674814|EISBN13: 9781466674820|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7481-3


Mental health is a growing field, but one still limited by a lack of prior research and challenged by increased demand for new solutions and treatments. Mobile and web-based technologies have the potential to fill some of the gaps.

Advanced Technological Solutions for E-Health and Dementia Patient Monitoring provides comprehensive coverage of issues in patient health and support from the perspectives of doctors, nurses, patients, and caregivers. With its focus on challenges and opportunities, as well as future research in the field, this book is a vital reference for researchers, scholars, advanced students, software developers, managers, and stakeholders working at the forefront of e-health systems.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistive Technologies
  • Computational Modeling
  • E-Health Systems
  • Independent Assisted Living
  • Intelligent decision support systems
  • Patient Monitoring
  • Quality of Life
  • Security, Privacy, and Ethics

Reviews and Testimonials

Researchers working in psychiatry, computer science, and other fields in Europe and Asia contribute 13 chapters on technological solutions for e-health and dementia patient monitoring. They discuss behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia and the use of assistive technologies, including ethical issues, common challenges faced by carers and service providers, the usability of mobile computing devices, and technologies to enhance the quality of life of patients; patient monitoring systems like a body monitoring system, a private outdoor monitoring system, and more.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Fatos Xhafa holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain. He is Professor Titular at UPC (Spain). He was a Visiting Professor at University of London (UK) during 2009-2010 and Research Associate at Drexel University, Philadelphia (USA) during academic term 2004/2005. Prof. Xhafa has widely published in peer reviewed international journals, conferences, book chapters and edited books and proceedings in the field. Prof. Xhafa has an extensive editorial and reviewing service and is actively participating in international conferences organization. His research interests include parallel and distributed computing, optimization and networking, massive data processing and analysis. Author Webpage
Philip Moore has been awarded a Ph.D and is a Guest Professor at the Shandong Normal University, China. His work addresses personalisation in intelligent context-aware systems in a range of domains and has been presented in over international conferences and has been published in over conference proceedings, journal articles, and books. He has served as a member of international program committees and organizer for international conferences and acts as a reviewer for international conferences and journals. He is on the editorial board of international journals and has acted as a workshop, Track Chair, and Program Chair for International Conferences. Author Webpage
George Tadros is a professor and consultant in Old Age Liaison Psychiatry in Birmingham and Solihull. He was appointed as a community consultant psychiatrist for the elderly in 2001. He completed MD degree in 2004, studying the differences between suicide in the older people and younger adults. In 2009, He developed an innovative model of Liaison Psychiatry, RAID, that won the HSJ award in innovation in mental health in 2010. He was appointed as a Visiting Professor of Mental Health and Ageing, Staffordshire University in 2006, and Professor of Old Age Liaison Psychiatry, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick in April 2012. He is currently the Vice Chair of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry, UK.