PoliMI SpringerBriefs

Mobile Technologies as a Health Care Tool

Authors: Arslan, Pelin

  • Presents a state-of-the-art overview of available and emerging mobile technologies of value in participatory health care
  • Describes detailed case studies of mobile health projects
  • Offers step-by-step guidance on project implementation
  • Discusses research strategies for participatory mobile health
  • Provides guidelines on the design of next-generation preventive health care applications
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This book presents a state-of-the-art overview of the available and emerging mobile technologies and explores how these technologies can serve as support tools in enhancing user participation in health care and promoting well-being in the daily lives of individuals, thereby reducing the burden of chronic disease on the health care system. The analysis is supported by presentation of a variety of case studies on the ways in which mobile technologies can be used to increase connectivity with health care providers and relevant others in order to promote healthy lifestyles and improve service provision. Detailed information is also provided on a sample project in which a set of tools has been used by teens at risk of obesity to record their sociopsychological environment and everyday health routines. Specifically, it is evaluated whether video diaries, created using a mobile platform and shared in real time via a social network, assist subjects in confronting obesity as a chronic disease. The book will be of interest to all who wish to understand the impressive potential of mobile health or to conduct research in the field.

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Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05918-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05917-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mobile Technologies as a Health Care Tool
Authors
Series Title
PoliMI SpringerBriefs
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05918-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05918-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-05917-4
Series ISSN
2282-2577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 123
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 illustrations in colour
Topics