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Activity-Aware Computing for Healthcare
April-June 2008 (vol. 7 no. 2)
pp. 51-57
Jesus Favela, CICESE
Although context-aware applications can assist hospital staff in their daily work, inadequately managing the dynamic nature of context could lead to the presentation of services and information disembodied from the user's goal. One way to overcome this is to let computational activities mirror human activities such that the activity being executed triggers adaptation of a pervasive environment. The authors use information gathered from a workplace study in a hospital to develop an approach for activity recognition and a set of design principles for activity-aware applications. A mobile activity monitor that provides a wearable connection between patients and nurses exemplifies the design principles proposed. This article is part of a special issue on activity-based computing.

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Index Terms:
activity-aware computing, pervasive healthcare, healthcare, activity recognition
Citation:
Monica Tentori, Jesus Favela, "Activity-Aware Computing for Healthcare," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 51-57, April-June 2008, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2008.24
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