E-Healthcare Systems and Wireless Communications: Current and Future Challenges
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E-Healthcare Systems and Wireless Communications: Current and Future Challenges

Mohamed K. Watfa (University of Wollongong, UAE)
Release Date: October, 2011|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 462
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-123-8
ISBN13: 9781613501238|ISBN10: 1613501234|EISBN13: 9781613501245
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Description & Coverage
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There has been a dramatic increase in the utilization of wireless technologies in healthcare systems as a consequence of the wireless ubiquitous and pervasive communications revolution. Emerging information and wireless communication technologies in health and healthcare have led to the creation of e-health systems, also known as e-healthcare, which have been drawing increasing attention in the public and have gained strong support from government agencies and various organizations.

E-Healthcare Systems and Wireless Communications: Current and Future Challenges explores the developments and challenges associated with the successful deployment of e-healthcare systems. The book combines research efforts in different disciplines including pervasive wireless communications, wearable computing, context-awareness, sensor data fusion, artificial intelligence, neural networks, expert systems, databases, and security. This work serves as a comprehensive reference for graduate students in bioengineering and also provides solutions for medical researchers who are faced with the challenge of designing and implementing a cost-effective pervasive and ubiquitous wireless communication system.

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

  • Autonomic Sensor Networks for Healthcare
  • Cyber Physical Systems for Patient Monitoring
  • E-Surgery Using Large Bandwidth Connections
  • Home Monitoring and Ambient Assisted Applications
  • Middleware for E-Health
  • RFID Applications in E Healthcare
  • Wearable and Implantable Sensors for Healthcare
  • Wireless Body Area Networks
  • Wireless Communications in Healthcare
  • Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare
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This book will be a pioneer reference in this field and will resonate sharply with researchers who have been craving a unified reference in the field of e-Healthcare Systems.

– Mohamed K. Watfa, University of Wollongong, UAE
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Dr. Mohamed K. Watfa is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Wollongong, Dubai. Before that he was an Assistant Professor at the American University of Beirut for two years (2006-2008). He received his PhD from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK in early 2006. He obtained his BS in Computer Science from American University of Beirut in 2002 and his Masters degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toledo, OH in 2003. He was one of the youngest PhD holders to graduate from his university at the age of 24. He was also on the dean’s honors list and was given a number of prestigious awards. His research interests include sensor networks, intelligent systems, wireless networking, software engineering, resource management, energy issues, tracking, routing, and performance measures. He is the author of a number of published books, the guest editor of a number of international journals, and the organizer of a number of international conferences. He also held a position as a lead network engineer at different networking companies. He is also a member of the ACM and IEEE. He has more than forty journal and conference publications.
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Editorial Review Board
  • Dr. Krishna Venkatasubramanian, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Dr. Francoise Sailhan, Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM), France
  • Dr. Kanav Kahol, Arizona State University, USA
  • Dr. Giovanni Pioggia, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
  • Dr. Hassan Ghasemzadeh, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Dr. Franca Delmastro, IIT Institute, CNR, Italy
  • Dr. Chi-Sheng (Daniel) Shih, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Dr. Francoise Sailhan, Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM), France
  • Dr. Kamal Jaafar, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE
  • Dr. Juanita Fernando, Australasian College of Health Informatics, Australia
  • Dr. Mohamed Watfa, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE
  • Dr. Nicholas Omoregbe, Covenant University, Nigeria
  • Dr. Mila Mihaylova, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Nidal Nasser, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Dr. Sandeep Gupta, Arizona State University, USA
  • Dr. Wathiq Mansoor, American University in Dubai, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr. Tamer ElBatt, Nile University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Dr. Hend Alqamzi, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
  • Dr. Tridib Mukherjee, Arizona State University, USA
  • Dr. Adel Taweel, Kings College, UK
  • Dr. Imad H. Elhajj, American University of Beirut, Lebanon