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Towards an application framework for context-aware m-health applications

Published inEUNICE 2005: Networks and Applications Towards a Ubiquitously Connected World, Editors Delgado Kloos, C. & Marín, A. & Larrabeiti, D., p. 1-7
Presented at Colmenarejo (Spain), 6-8 July 2005
PublisherNew York : Springer
  • IFIP International Federation for Information Processing; 196
Publication date2005

Several social-economical developments, like the ageing society, stimulate the use of ICT applications for mobile healthcare (e.g., tele-monitoring). To support novel m-health applications, the consequences of developing these applications should be considered in the scope of a comprehensive architecture. Additionally, contextual information plays an important role for personalised healthcare and should be considered in such architectures. This paper describes ongoing research that focuses on developing an application framework for supporting the development of context-aware m-health applications. It gives initial requirements for such a framework and it gives a first attempt for a functional decomposition. The use of the framework is illustrated by means of an epilepsy tele-monitoring scenario.

  • Application frameworks
  • Context awareness
  • Ageing society
  • Telemonitoring
  • Epilepsy telemonitoring
  • Teletreatment
  • E-health
  • M-health
  • M-health applications
  • Mobile healthcare
  • Electronic healthcare
  • Information technology
  • Communications
  • ICT
Citation (ISO format)
BROENS, Tom et al. Towards an application framework for context-aware m-health applications. In: EUNICE 2005: Networks and Applications Towards a Ubiquitously Connected World. Colmenarejo (Spain). New York : Springer, 2005. p. 1–7. (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing)
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