Challenges and Trends on Mobile Health Technologies(keynote speaker)
This keynote presentation will focus on a new hot topic on e-health technologies considering mobility environments and mobile technologies: Mobile Health. Information and communication technologies have rapidly grown in the few last decades along with mobile Internet concept of anywhere and anytime connectivity. In this context, Mobile Health (m-Health) proposes to deliver healthcare services, overcoming geographical, temporal and even organizational barriers. Pervasive and m-Health services aim to answer several emerging problems in health services, including, the increasing number of chronic diseases related to lifestyle, high costs in existing national health services, the need to empower patients and families to self-care and manage their own healthcare, and the need to provide direct access to health services, regardless of time and place. This keynote speech will address the most relevant contributions for healthcare and e-health systems, focusing on the mobile health revolution and evolution. The top and more used m-health applications in the mobile market and several ongoing works will be presented. Trends and insights on future research works are also considered.