Internet of Things and Advanced Application in Healthcare

Internet of Things and Advanced Application in Healthcare

Catarina I. Reis (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal) and Marisa da Silva Maximiano (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal)
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Release Date: October, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 349|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1820-4
ISBN13: 9781522518204|ISBN10: 1522518207|EISBN13: 9781522518211
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The ubiquitous nature of the Internet of Things allows for enhanced connectivity between people in modern society. When applied to various industries, these current networking capabilities create opportunities for new applications.

Internet of Things and Advanced Application in Healthcare is a critical reference source for emerging research on the implementation of the latest networking and technological trends within the healthcare industry. Featuring in-depth coverage across the broad scope of the Internet of Things in specialized settings, such as context-aware computing, reliability, and healthcare support systems, this publication is an ideal resource for professionals, researchers, upper-level students, practitioners, and technology developers seeking innovative material on the Internet of Things and its distinct applications.

Topics Covered

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

  • Assistive Technologies
  • Context-Aware Computing Systems
  • Health Risk Management
  • Healthcare Support Systems
  • Reliability Concerns
  • Smart Healthcare
  • Wearable Sensors

Reviews and Testimonials

Computer scientists predict that applications of the Internet of Things in healthcare will group around tasks of tracing and tracking objects and people, identifying and authenticating people, and automatic data collection and sensing. Their topics include background on context-aware computing systems, hybrid integration technology for wearable sensor systems, the role of time in health Internet of Things, thing theory: connecting humans to smart healthcare, and social Internet of Things in healthcare: from things to social things in Internet of Things.

– Protoview Reviews

The Advances in Medical Technologies and Clinical Practice (AMTCP) book series covers the latest research on new and emerging medical technologies within clinical studies, diagnostics, and more. This volume in the series focuses specifically on the networking and technological potential of the Internet within the healthcare industry. Ten chapters examine different topics relating to the innovations and challenges of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the way they relate with various healthcare needs and capabilities. Chapters discuss the IoT in the context of such things as Assistive Technology (AT), wearable health monitoring systems, and air quality. They additionally address technical issues of synchronicity, reliability, and efficiency. Individual chapters are available for purchase in an electronic format. Recommended for academic libraries.

– ARBA Staff Reviewer

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Catarina I. Reis is a lecturer in the School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (ESTG) since 2002. She holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Coimbra and a PhD in Multimedia Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. She lectures software engineering and programming classes to the undergraduate courses of Healthcare Informatics and Informatics Engineering at ESTG. Her research topics include but are not restricted to healthcare informatics topics (e-therapy, mobile health, ...), general mobile development (android, iOS and Web) and agile software development practices. She is a Professional Scrum Master and the co-author of the book “Desenvolvimento em iOS”, FCA. Currently, she is a member of the Computer Science and Communication Research Center (CIIC) of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (CIIC).
Marisa da Silva Maximiano is an adjunct professor in the Informatics Engineering Departament at School of Technology and Management - Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal.