wHealth - transforming telehealth services

Rana, Rajib and Hume, Margee and Reilly, John and Soar, Jeffrey ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4964-7556 (2016) wHealth - transforming telehealth services. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Scalable Information Systems, 3 (8).

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A worldwide increase in proportions of older people in the population poses the challenge of managing their increasing healthcare needs within limited resources. To achieve this many countries are interested in adopting telehealth echnology. Several shortcomings of state-of-the-art telehealth technology constrain widespread adoption of telehealth services. We present an ensemble-sensing framework - wHealth (short form of wireless health) for effective delivery of telehealth services. It extracts personal health information using sensors embedded in everyday devices and allows effective and seamless communication between patients and clinicians. Due to the non-stigmatizing design, ease of maintenance, simplistic interaction and seamless intervention, our wHealth platform has the potential to enable widespread adoption of telehealth services for managing elderly healthcare. We discuss the key barriers and potential solutions to make the wHealth platform a reality.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2017 03:37
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 05:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: telehealth; wireless health; elderly health care
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1799 Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111702 Aged Health Care
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.4108/eai.9-8-2016.151635
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30052

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