Technology Enablers for Context-Aware Healthcare Applications

Technology Enablers for Context-Aware Healthcare Applications

Filipe Meneses (Universidade do Minho, Portugal) and Adriano Moreira (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-988-5.ch053
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The increasing availability of mobile devices and wireless networks, and the tendency for them to become ubiquitous in our dally lives, creates a favourable technological environment for the emergence of new, simple, and added-value applications for healthcare. This chapter focuses on how context and location can be used in innovative applications and how to use a set of solutions and technologies that enable the development of innovative context and location-aware solutions for healthcare area. It shows how a mobile phone can be used to compute the level of familiarity of the user with the surrounding environment and how the familiarity level can be used in a number of situations.

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