Pervasive Multiplatform Health Care Support

Pervasive Multiplatform Health Care Support

Álvaro Alvares de Carvalho César Sobrinho (Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil), Leandro Dias da Silva (Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil), Leonardo Melo de Medeiros (Federal Institute of Alagoas, Brazil & Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil) and Ana Cláudia de Brito Câmara (Estadual University of Health Sciences of Alagoas, Brazil)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3990-4.ch021
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Abstract

In recent years, there has been a great advancement in technology for wireless communication. This facilitates the availability of devices using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi that allows other devices to exchange information and actions. Consequently, the paradigm of pervasive computing is increasingly present in several areas assisting to conduct various types of activities. Healthcare is one of the important sectors that benefits from this paradigm. The clinical monitoring associated with the control of Electronic Health Record from patients has the potential to offer better care for their health and improve their everyday life. This chapter presents a study about the use of the pervasive computing paradigm for health care through the development of a multiplatform tool for mobile devices.
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Background

In this section, the theories to the understanding of this chapter are introduced. The pervasive computing, pervasive healthcare, the openEHR standard, the HL7 CDA, security on pervasive healthcare applications and the User-centered design for healthcare are presented by main concepts.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Mobile Application: The developing applications for mobile devices including cell phones, PDAs and other devices.

User-Centered Design: It is a design paradigm that aims to develop projects in a participatory manner where the user is a key component in its process.

Multiplatform Application: The development of the software systems capable to simple adaptation to several computing platforms.

Mobile Application: The developing applications for mobile devices including cell phones, PDAs and other devices.

Pervasive Computing: It is the computing paradigm that proposes a proactive interaction between devices and environment with the goal of making one or more technologies transparent to the user.

User-Centered Design: It is a design paradigm that aims to develop projects in a participatory manner where the user is a key component in its process.

Ad Hoc Network: It is the possibility of connection and communication between devices without the use of a dedicated network infrastructure.

Ad Hoc Network: It is the possibility of connection and communication between devices without the use of a dedicated network infrastructure.

Wireless Network: It consists of a wireless technology to connect devices through the air as physical medium.

Pervasive Computing: It is the computing paradigm that proposes a proactive interaction between devices and environment with the goal of making one or more technologies transparent to the user.

Multiplatform Application: The development of the software systems capable to simple adaptation to several computing platforms.

Pervasive Healthcare: The provision to health services based on the concepts of the pervasive computing paradigm with the purpose of the medical assistance anywhere and anytime.

Pervasive Healthcare: The provision to health services based on the concepts of the pervasive computing paradigm with the purpose of the medical assistance anywhere and anytime.

Wireless Network: It consists of a wireless technology to connect devices through the air as physical medium.

Wireless Sensors: It consists of wireless devices that collect context or personal information.

Wireless Sensors: It consists of wireless devices that collect context or personal information.

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