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Mobile Computing in Health

Code 12890
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Informatics
Entry requirements N/A
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes The main objective of this curricular unit focuses on the study of topics related to mobile health solutions. To attain this objective it intends to:
-Study the telemedicine and mobile computing fundamentals;
-Characterize the mobility support technologies, highlighting mobile devices and body sensor networks;
-Study mobile solutions for monitoring and biofeedback;
-Identify and create mobile applications both in the health context and ambient assisted living.
At the end of this course unit a student should be able to identify, project, and create mobile health solutions and ambient assisted living. A student should be able to realize revision scientific works and perform its public presentation.
Syllabus -Introductionto telemedicine and mobile computing
-Mobility support technologies (body sensor networks and mobile devices)
-Norms Health Level Seven (HL7)
-Mobile health
-Mobile solutions for Ambient Assisted Living
-Study and critical analysis of scientific publications related with topics addressed in the course unit
Main Bibliography Jody Ranck, “Connected Health: How Mobile Phones, Cloud and Big Data Will Reinvent Healthcare”, KindleEdition, June 2012.
F. Miller et al., “Health Level 7”, Alphascript Pub, 2009.
J. Rodrigues, “Digital Advances in Medicine, EHealth, and Communication Technologies”, IGIGlobal
Publishers, USA, January 2013.
J. Rodrigues, “Emerging Communication Technologies for EHealth and Medicine”, IGIGlobal
Publishers, USA, April 2012.
F. Miller et al., “Health Level 7”, Alphascript Pub, 2009.
Y. Xiao et al., “Mobile Telemedicine”, Auerbach Pub, 2008.
T. Dishong et al. , “Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare Applications”, Artech House, 2009.
A. Lazakidou et al., “Wireless Technologies for Ambient Assisted Living and Healthcare: Systems and
Applications”, Inf. Science Pub, 2010.
U. Varshney, “Pervasive Healthcare Computing“, Springer, 2009.
Publicações científicas.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Research work | Mobile Technologies in Health (5 points)
6th Week Delivery Date
Presentation Date 7th Week - March 30th

Research work | Standards, safety and ethics (6 points)
Delivery Date 10th Week
Presentation Date 12th Week - April 27

Mobile Computing in Health Project (8 points)
Delivery Date 14th Week
Presentation Date - Last Class - June 1st
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-07-27

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