About the book
With citizen health becoming the focus of many healthcare providers across the globe, the role that smart and pervasive healthcare plays in treatment, monitoring and facilitating care delivery is further enhanced. Government agencies and healthcare providers are seeking effective and efficient ways of dealing with chronic health conditions, influencing health related human behaviour and managing mental health. The last decade has witnessed mushroomed growth in design, manufacturing and use of of wearable and smart sensor based healthcare technology.
Despite the growth, the knowledge base in this field is wide spread. Contextual differences including country specific healthcare delivery models, policy, healthcare and business strategy, and different levels of patient and public involvement in service design and product design add to this spread.
The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive view on how individual research groups, educational and health institutions and government agencies have implemented programmes using smart and pervasive healthcare technology.