Health Smart Homes: New Challenges

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    Health Smart Homes provide various forms of assisted living support, by monitoring the activities and health status of their occupants to generate flows of information and sometimes interventions involving the occupants and their careers. Technologies of varying complexity must be combined to produce the underlying Health Smart Home system, and processing of the resulting data may require methods of varying sophistication. These aspects have been well studied, but no widely-adopted approaches for practical implementation of systems or systematic processing of data have been developed. Also, the integration of Health Smart Home services with the overall health care system has not been regularized. This paper identifies and categorizes the emerging high-level challenges beyond those in the basic technical and algorithmic spaces. These challenges will influence future directions for Health Smart Homes and their wider adoption and integration with health systems.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2017
    Subtitle of host publicationPrecision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
    EditorsZhao Dongsheng, Adi V. Gundlapalli, Jaulent Marie-Christine
    PublisherIMIA and IOS Press
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9781614998297
    ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-829-7
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
    Event16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017 -
    Duration: 21 Aug 2017 → …

    Publication series

    NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
    ISSN (Print)0926-9630
    ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


    Conference16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017
    Period21/08/17 → …

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    © 2017 International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and IOS Press.
    This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0).


    • Assisted living facilities
    • Computing methodologies


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