Pervasive computing support in the transition towards personalised health systems

Martín Serrano*, Ahmed Elmesiry, Mícheál Ó Foghlú, Willie Donnelly, Cristiano Storni, Mikael Fernström

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This paper discusses pervasive computing work in the transition from traditional health care programs to personalised health systems (pHealth). A chronological guided transition survey is discussed to highlight trends in medicine describing their most recent developments about health care systems. Future trends in this interdisciplinary techno-medical area are described as research goals. Particularly, research and technological efforts concerning ICT's and pervasive computing in healthcare and medical applications are presented to identify systems requirements supporting secure and reliable networks and services. The main objectives are to summarise both the pHealth systems requirements providing end-user applications and the necessary pervasive computing support to interconnect device-based health care applications and distributed information data systems in secure and reliable forms, highlighting the role pervasive computing plays in this process. A generic personalised healthcare scheme is introduced to provide guidance in the transition and can be used for multiple medical and health applications. An example is briefly introduced by using the generic scheme proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-47
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Computer Science
  • EHealth
  • Emerging Communication Technologies
  • Healthcare
  • Personalised Health Systems
  • Pervasive Computing
  • PHealth


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