Smart health: A context-aware health paradigm within smart cities

Agusti Solanas, Constantinos Patsakis, Mauro Conti, Ioannis Vlachos, Victoria Ramos, Francisco Falcone, Octavian Postolache, Pablo Perez-Martinez, Roberto Pietro, Despina Perrea, Antoni Martinez-Balleste

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Abstract

The new era of mobile health ushered in by the wide adoption of ubiquitous computing and mobile communications has brought opportunities for governments and companies to rethink their concept of healthcare. Simultaneously, the worldwide urbanization process represents a formidable challenge and attracts attention toward cities that are expected to gather higher populations and provide citizens with services in an efficient and human manner. These two trends have led to the appearance of mobile health and smart cities. In this article we introduce the new concept of smart health, which is the context-aware complement of mobile health within smart cities. We provide an overview of the main fields of knowledge that are involved in the process of building this new concept. Additionally, we discuss the main challenges and opportunities that s-Health would imply and provide a common ground for further research. © 2014 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-81
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Volume52
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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