Issue No. 02 - April-June (2010 vol. 9)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MPRV.2010.25
Carsten Orwat , Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Asarnusch Rashid , Karlsruhe Research Center for Information Technologies
Carsten Holtmann , Karlsruhe Research Center for Information Technologies
Michaela Wölk , Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment, Berlin
Mandy Scheermesser , Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment, Berlin
Hannah Kosow , Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment, Berlin
Andreas Graefe , Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
The deployment of pervasive computing in healthcare is challenging, but two recent case studies demonstrate that it can be done. Stroke Angel used a mobile stroke diagnosis and data transmission device for emergency medical services in a prehospital setting. In MS Nurses, the ActiBelt system helped analyze movement patterns of patients with multiple sclerosis. The results point out crucial factors for the adoption of pervasive computing in healthcare: proof of medical benefit, user participation, and financial clarification.
pervasive computing, health, healthcare, organizational issues, social issues, deployment, usage experience, public policy issues, privacy
C. Holtmann et al., "Adopting Pervasive Computing for Routine Use in Healthcare," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 9, no. , pp. 64-71, 2010.