eBook E-Healthcare Systems and Wireless Communications: Current and Future Challenges, 1st Edition

  • Mohamed K. Watfa
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  • ISBN-10: 1613501242
  • ISBN-13: 9781613501245
  • DDC: 610.285
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 462 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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There has been a dramatic increase in the utilization of wireless technologies in healthcare systems as a consequence of the wireless ubiquitous and pervasive communications revolution. Emerging information and wireless communication technologies in health and healthcare have led to the creation of e-health systems, also known as e-healthcare, which have been drawing increasing attention in the public and have gained strong support from government agencies and various organizations. E-HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS: CURRENT AND FUTURE CHALLENGES explores the developments and challenges associated with the successful deployment of e-healthcare systems. The book combines research efforts in different disciplines including pervasive wireless communications, wearable computing, context-awareness, sensor data fusion, artificial intelligence, neural networks, expert systems, databases, and security. This work serves as a comprehensive reference for graduate students in bioengineering and also provides solutions for medical researchers who are faced with the challenge of designing and implementing a cost-effective pervasive and ubiquitous wireless communication system.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction to E–Healthcare Systems.
2: Challenges of Mobile Health Applications in Developing Countries.
3: Legal Issues in E–Healthcare Systems.
4: Healthcare Applications for Clinicians.
5: RFID Applications in E–Healthcare.
6: Security and Privacy Issues in E–Healthcare Systems.
7: Security and Privacy in Body Sensor Networks: Challenges, Solutions, and Research Directions.
8: Is Your Automated Healthcare Information Secure?.
9: Cyber Physical Security Solutions for Pervasive Health Monitoring Systems.
10: Real Life Efforts Towards the Deployment of E–Healthcare Systems.
11: Android–Based Telemedicine System for Patient–Monitoring.
12: Rural E–Health Infrastructure Development.
13: Design and Deployment of a Mobile–Based Medical Alert System.
14: A Mobile Phone–Based Expert System for Disease Diagnosis.
15: Portable Wireless Device for Automated Agitation Detection.
16: Open Research Challenges in E–Healthcare Systems.
17: Prioritization of Patient Vital Signs Transmission Using Wireless Body Area Networks.
18: Adapting Medical Content to the Terminal Capabilities of Wireless Devices.
19: Situation–Aware Ambient Assisted Living and Ambient Intelligence Data Integration for Efficient Eldercare.
20: Advanced Video Distribution for Wireless E–Healthcare Systems.
21: A Cooperative Routing Algorithm to Increase QoS in Wireless E–Healthcare Systems.
22: Towards Achieving Semantic Interoperability in eHealth Services.
23: A Centralized Real–Time E–Healthcare System for Remote Detection and Prediction of Epileptic Seizures.
24: A Full–Body Wireless Wearable UWB–Based Human Motion Capture and Gait Analysis System.
About the Contributors.