Mobile Telemedicine: A Computing and Networking Perspective by Yang Xiao, Hui Chen

By Yang Xiao, Hui Chen

The idea that of scientific therapy from a distance ( in absentia care) is basically rather historic, courting again to tribal days the place smoke signs have been used to warn of significant illness in a neighborhood. these days, telemedicine is used to facilitate remedy in rural components, the place the closest physician is miles away, via a number of kinds of info know-how, together with videoconferencing and electronic imaging. it will possibly even be used to comfortably computer screen chronically in poor health sufferers via digital units so that you can take pleasure in a greater caliber of lifestyles. yet regardless of the strides which have been made in using the telemedicine know-how, there stay a few boundaries and weaknesses that has to be triumph over prior to this therapy paradigm can succeed in its complete capability.

In Mobile Telemedicine: A Computing and community viewpoint , famous computing device scientists Yang Xiao and Hui Chen learn these computing and networking dilemmas bobbing up from instant and cellular telemedicine. made from the contributions of many in demand overseas researchers, the publication discusses the relative advantages and barriers of the prevailing know-how and sheds mild on destiny advancements. It starts with a dialogue of sufferer care and tracking via goods similar to own alarm platforms. It then experiences the present tools on hand to observe cardiac and diabetic sufferers, analyzes the protection and privateness issues that come up with admire to the transmission of delicate info, and examines matters on the subject of networking help. eventually, it concludes with a piece at the possibilities and demanding situations confronted by way of these concerned at this intersection of healthcare and communications.

By bridging the fields of medication and data know-how, this quantity serves as an invaluable springboard for these pioneering IT researchers searching for a accomplished reference. The e-book additionally presents info for these concerned with both communications or healthcare who are looking to know about the present nation and power use of this expertise.

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