Advances in Mobile Health Technology A Research Perspective
The COVID-19 pandemic upended the lives of many and taught us the critical importance of taking care of one’s health and wellness. Technological advances, coupled with advances in healthcare, has enabled the widespread growth of a new area called mobile health or mHealth that has completely revolutionized how people envision healthcare today. Just as smartphones and tablet computers are rapidly becoming the dominant consumer computer platforms, mHealth technology is emerging as an integral part of consumer health and wellness management regimes.
The aim of this book is to inform readers about the this relatively modern technology, from its history and evolution to the current state-of-the-art research developments and the underlying challenges related to privacy and security issues. The book’s intended audience includes individuals interested in learning about mHealth and its contemporary applications, from students to researchers and practitioners working in this field.
Both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in college-level healthcare courses will find this book to be an especially useful companion and will be able to discover and explore novel research directions that will further enrich the field.
Chapter 1. Introduction to Mobile Healthcare (mHealth)
Chapter 2. The Evolution and History of mHealth and Fitness Trackers
Chapter 3. How does mHealth Technology work
Chapter 4. Advances in mHealth Research
Chapter 5. mHealth Technology and Social Media
Chapter 6. Issues and Challenges in mHealth Technology
Chapter 7. The Road Ahead for mHealth