M-Health: Emerging Mobile Health Systems

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M-health can be defined as the 'emerging mobile communications and network technologies for healthcare systems.' This book paves the path toward understanding the future of m-health technologies and services and also introducing the impact of mobility on existing e-health and commercial telemedical systems. M-Health: Emerging Mobile Health Systems presents a new and forward-looking source of information that explores the present and future trends in the applications of current and emerging wireless communication ...

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Overview

M-health can be defined as the 'emerging mobile communications and network technologies for healthcare systems.' This book paves the path toward understanding the future of m-health technologies and services and also introducing the impact of mobility on existing e-health and commercial telemedical systems. M-Health: Emerging Mobile Health Systems presents a new and forward-looking source of information that explores the present and future trends in the applications of current and emerging wireless communication and network technologies for different healthcare scenaria. It also provides a discovery path on the synergies between the 2.5G and 3G systems and other relevant computing and information technologies and how they prescribe the way for the next generation of m-health services. The book contains 47 chapters, arranged in five thematic sections: Introduction to Mobile M-health Systems, Smart Mobile Applications for Health Professionals, Signal, Image, and Video Compression for M-health Applications, Emergency Health Care Systems and Services, Echography Systems and Services, and Remote and Home Monitoring. This book is intended for all those working in the field of information technologies in biomedicine, as well as for people working in future applications of wireless communications and wireless telemedical systems. It provides different levels of material to researchers, computing engineers, and medical practitioners interested in emerging e-health systems. This book will be a useful reference for all the readers in this important and growing field of research, and will contribute to the roadmap of future m-health systems and improve the development of effective healthcare delivery systems.

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M-health can be defined as the ‘emerging mobile communications and network technologies for healthcare systems.' This book paves the path toward understanding the future of m-health technologies and services and also introducing the impact of mobility on existing e-health and commercial telemedical systems. M-Health: Emerging Mobile Health Systems presents a new and forward-looking source of information that explores the present and future trends in the applications of current and emerging wireless communication and network technologies for different healthcare scenaria. It also provides a discovery path on the synergies between the 2.5G and 3G systems and other relevant computing and information technologies and how they prescribe the way for the next generation of m-health services. The book contains 47 chapters, arranged in five thematic sections: Introduction to Mobile M-health Systems, Smart Mobile Applications for Health Professionals, Signal, Image, and Video Compression for M-health Applications, Emergency Health Care Systems and Services, Echography Systems and Services, and Remote and Home Monitoring. This book is intended for all those working in the field of information technologies in biomedicine, as well as for people working in future applications of wireless communications and wireless telemedical systems. It provides different levels of material to researchers, computing engineers, and medical practitioners interested in emerging e-health systems. This book will be a useful reference for all the readers in this important and growing field of research, and will contribute to the roadmap of future m-health systems and improve the development of effective healthcare delivery systems.

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Table of Contents

I Introduction to mobile M-health systems
1 Ubiquitous M-health systems and the convergence towards 4G mobile technologies 3
2 The efficacy of the M-health paradigm : incorporating technological, organisational and managerial perspectives 15
3 Wireless intelligent sensors 33
4 Wireless technologies for healthcare applications 51
5 Wireless communication technologies for mobile healthcare applications : experiences and evaluation of security related issues 65
6 Secure mobile health systems : principles and solutions 81
7 Computational and wireless modeling for collaborative virtual medical teams 107
II Smart mobile applications for health professionals
8 Section overview 133
9 The MEMO project - an accompanying measure for medical mobile devices 137
10 Medical natural language processing enhancing drug ordering and coding 147
11 Mobi-Dev : mobile devices for healthcare applications 163
12 Wardinhand 177
13 Docmem-mobile access to electronic heath records 187
14 Smartie : smart medical applications repository of tools for informed expert decision
15 Telemedicine as a new possibility to improve heatlh care delivery 203
16 Mobihealth : mobile health services based on body area networks 219
17 Mobihealth : mobile services for health professionals
18 Ditis - a collaborative virtual medical team for home healthcare of cancer patients 247
19 Future challenges and recommendations 267
III Signal, image, and video compression for M-health applications
20 Section overview 273
21 Biosignals and compression standards 277
22 Resilient ECG wavelet coding for wireless real-time telecardiology applications 293
23 The JPEG2000 image compression standard in mobile applications 313
24 Compression of volumetric data in mobile health systems 329
25 An overview of digital video compression for mobile health systems 345
26 Future challenges and recommendations 365
IV Emergency health care systems and services
27 Section overview 371
28 ECG telecare : past present and future 375
29 Medical aspects of prehospital cardiac telecare 389
30 An emergency telemedicine system based on wireless communication technology : a case study 401
31 Application of mobile communication techniques for emergency telemedicine 417
32 Future challenges and recommendations 435
V Echography systems and services
33 Section overview 441
34 Mobile tele-echography systems - teleinvivo : a case study 445
35 A tele-operated robotic system for mobile tele-echography : the Otelo project 461
36 User interface environment and image communication in mobile tele-echography 475
37 Object-based ultrasound video processing for wireless transmission in cardiology 491
38 Future challenges and recommendations 509
VI Remote and home monitoring
39 Section overview 515
40 Civilian telemedicine in remote and extreme environments 517
41 Telematic requirements for emergency and disaster response derived from enterprise models 531
42 Telematic support for disaster situations 549
43 Remote monitoring for healthcare and for safety in extreme environments
44 Chronic patient's management : the COPD example 575
45 A mobile telemedicine workspace for diabetes management 587
46 Mobile management and prescription of medication 601
47 Future challenges and recommendations 617
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