Pervasive computing for hospital, chronic, and preventive care

Monica Tentori*, Gillian R. Hayes, Madhu Reddy

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An emerging area of great impact and significance is the application of pervasive computing technologies in healthcare. Pervasive healthcare refers to the set of technologies designed to seamlessly integrate health education, interventions, and monitoring technology into our everyday lives, regardless of space and time. This approach can increase both the coverage and quality of care. Over the last decade, pervasive computing solutions for healthcare have become increasingly prevalent in both research and commercial efforts. This survey analyzes a variety of research projects and commercial solutions devoted to understanding, designing, and implementing pervasive healthcare applications in support of preventive care, hospital care, and chronic care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-95
Number of pages95
JournalFoundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications

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