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Technological choices for mobile clinical applications

Published inStudies in health technology and informatics, vol. 169, p. 83-87
Publication date2011

The rise of cheaper and more powerful mobile devices make them a new and attractive platform for clinical applications. The interaction paradigm and portability of the device facilitates bedside human-machine interactions. The better accessibility to information and decision-support anywhere in the hospital improves the efficiency and the safety of care processes. In this study, we attempt to find out what are the most appropriate Operating System (OS) and Software Development Kit (SDK) to support the development of clinical applications on mobile devices. The Android platform is a Linux-based, open source platform that has many advantages. Two main SDKs are available on this platform: the native Android and the Adobe Flex SDK. Both of them have interesting features, but the latter has been preferred due its portability at comparable performance and ease of development.

  • Computers
  • Computers, Handheld
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Equipment Design
  • Hospital Information Systems
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Medical Informatics/methods
  • Programming Languages
  • Software
  • Technology/trends
  • Telemedicine/instrumentation
  • User-Computer Interface
Citation (ISO format)
EHRLER, Frédéric, ISSOM, David, LOVIS, Christian. Technological choices for mobile clinical applications. In: Studies in health technology and informatics, 2011, vol. 169, p. 83–87. doi: 10.3233/978-1-60750-806-9-83
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ISSN of the journal0926-9630

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