Title: Challenges for wearable healthcare services

Authors: Won Kim; Jaehyuk Choi

Addresses: Department of Software, Gachon University, Gyeonggi-do, Korea ' Department of Software, Gachon University, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Abstract: Today we are witnessing the start of a revolution in healthcare using wearables. Wearables with embedded sensors transmit can monitor the vital signs continuously and non-invasively, and transmit data to computers for storage, analysis and display. This has been made possible through the convergence of physiology and several technologies, including sensor technology, micro-electromechanical system technology, data analysis technology, and software development technologies. However, we expect that it will take another decade before the revolution will become a reality. In this position paper, we discuss various challenges that need to be overcome. These include the accuracy of the sensors, identification of customer needs and business models for success in the market, privacy and security of data, etc.

Keywords: healthcare wearables; smart healthcare; embedded sensors; wearable devices; wearable technology; healthcare services; healthcare technology; e-health; electronic healthcare.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWGS.2016.080141

International Journal of Web and Grid Services, 2016 Vol.12 No.4, pp.407 - 417

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 03 Nov 2016 *

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