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2008 Second International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Jan. 30 2008-Feb. 1 2008

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  • Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2008 PervasiveHealth

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): i
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  • Message from the General Chair

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): ii
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  • [Copyright notice]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): iii
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  • Steering Committee

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): iv
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  • Organizing Committee

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): v
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  • Technical Program Committee

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): vi
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):vii - xi
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  • PervasiveHealth 2008 - Session 1

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 1
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  • Wirelessly accessible sensor populations (WASP) for elderly care monitoring

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2 - 7
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    This paper presents an application of a service-based architecture to pervasive monitoring of the elderly using ambient and wearable sensors. The design consideration of the model addresses heterogeneous computing and network resource utilization, allowing inter-operability and supporting dynamic environments to achieve system wide resource optimization. An application of this architecture is pres... View full abstract»

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  • A mobile health device to help people with severe allergies

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):8 - 10
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (408 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    This paper presents, a pervasive mobile health device that can help patients with life-threatening allergies to manage their health in normal life and in emergency scenarios. With mobile context-aware smartphone technology, personal wireless networks and Web-based interfaces, it is being designed to encourage the patient and their carers to learn about and safely manage their allergies and health.... View full abstract»

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  • PervasiveHealth 2008 - Session 2

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 11
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  • Mobile ECG measurement and analysis system using mobile phone as the base station

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):12 - 14
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    In this paper, we introduce an ECG measurement, analysis and transmission system which uses a mobile phone as a base station. The system is based on a small-sized mobile ECG recording device which sends measurement data wirelessly to the mobile phone. In the mobile phone the received data is analyzed and if abnormalities are found part of the measurement data is sent to a server for the use of med... View full abstract»

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  • Hridaya A tele-medicine initiative for cardiovascular disease through convergence of grid, Web 2.0 and SaaS

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):15 - 18
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (423 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death among humans. Rehabilitation after survival from a CVD is a long term process that includes frequent hospital visits, which could be avoided by the use of Hridaya on personal digital assistant (PDA) and mobile phones. These devices along with Hridaya could be used by the patients to report about their health to the physicians on a schedule bas... View full abstract»

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  • Challenges in Health Smart Homes

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):19 - 22
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    This paper presents an overview of the challenges in developing health smart homes targeting, in particular, elderly and impaired people. As such, it identifies the current endeavors as well as the main areas of research. View full abstract»

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  • PervasiveHealth 2008 - Session 3

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 23
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  • Activity recognition using a hierarchical framework

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):24 - 27
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1125 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    This paper describes an approach for modelling and detecting activities of daily life based on a hierarchy of plans that contain a range of precedence relationships, representations of concurrency and other temporal relationships. Identification of activities of daily life is achieved by episode recovery models supported by using relationships expressed in the plans. The motivation is to allow peo... View full abstract»

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  • Semi-automatic calibration of 3D camera images — Monitoring activities made easy

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):28 - 31
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (381 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    A major practical problem when implementing home monitoring using 3D camera technology is the calibration process which serves to relate the camera coordinate system to a coordinate system interpretable by the caregiver. In this paper, we propose a calibration algorithm which can relate both coordinate systems without performing actual measurements of the position of reference points in the room. ... View full abstract»

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  • A concept for personal wellness management based on activity monitoring

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):32 - 36
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    Lifestyle related health problems are increasing rapidly. Many of them could be prevented or alleviated by sufficient physical activity, enough sleep, and a balanced diet. Individual citizens have the main responsibility for their own health and wellness management in their daily lives. Motivational tools based on modern technologies can support people in this task. Vivago Personal Wellness Manage... View full abstract»

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  • PervasiveHealth 2008 - Web-based healthcare system, infrastructure & security

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 37
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  • Evaluation of a web-based self-learning system for lifestyle improvement

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):38 - 41
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    In this study we examine the Web-based ldquoself-learning system for preventing lifestyle-related diseaserdquo currently being developed by the National Institute of Health and Nutrition in order to determine areas for improvement, making the system easier to use. College students of the national registered dietitian training course adopted the roles of learners and supporters in the system and we... View full abstract»

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  • Towards an open and easily extendible home care system infrastructure

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):42 - 45
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1257 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    Pervasive home care systems are needed to overcome the problems of an aging population in the western world. An overview of ongoing research at the Pervasive Healthcare Lab, Engineering College of Aarhus on this subject is given, presenting an infrastructure design connecting the various software and hardware projects currently being researched. The primary goal is the design of an open and easily... View full abstract»

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  • Security analysis and implementation of web-based telemedicine services with a four-tier architecture

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):46 - 54
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    Security of telemedicine applications is not often given adequate importance by the developers and healthcare administrators primarily to reduce cost. Though some security safeguards are employed by these applications to comply with existing medical data security and privacy regulations, these are not adequate in todaypsilas context. Moreover, in a Web-based application environment not only the da... View full abstract»

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  • PervasiveHealth 2008 - Mobile e-health, authentication consideration & patient compliance

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 55
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  • Distributed data collector — health care framework case study

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):56 - 59
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    This paper will describe the development of a proof of concept base station system for the home health care sector. An overview of problems and solutions are discussed and the core features of the system is presented. This system is a part of the ongoing research at the Pervasive Lab, Engineering College of Aarhus, Denmark and is a stepping stone toward an open health care framework and platform. ... View full abstract»

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  • Elderly comfort and compliance to modern telemedicine system at home

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):60 - 63
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    The success of integration and adaptation of pervasive computing and telemedicine technology in healthcare depends on the patients' compliance and trust to the introduced system. The aims of the present paper are to investigate, verify and evaluate the elderly heart patients' (EHP) compliance, trust and comfort in relation to a real-time wireless telemedicine system at home. A telemedicine system ... View full abstract»

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