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Ubiquitous Healthcare for environmentally linked disease syndromic surveillance

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3 Author(s)
Hong, G.Y. ; Dept. of Comput., Unitec New Zealand, New Zealand ; Fong, A.C.M. ; Fong, B.

Ubiquitous Healthcare utilizes an array of small low-power environmental sensors for prognosis and diagnosis of health degradation. By focusing on condition-based monitoring of patient behavior and the ambient environment assessment, this paper presents a framework for syndromic surveillance of chronic disease with an emphasis on asthma and control using ubiquitous telemedicine solution. This allows regulation of indoor air quality for a healthy living environment for active prevention and provides a framework for automatic update of electronic patient record. Upon detection of any abnormality, the system can also trigger an alert for immediate medical attention to be provided.

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e-Health Networking Applications and Services (Healthcom), 2011 13th IEEE International Conference on

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13-15 June 2011