Using online social media platforms for ubiquitous, personal health monitoring

C. Khorakhun, S. N. Bhatti

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Abstract

We propose the use of an open and publicly accessible online social media platform (OSMP) as a key component for ubiquitous and personal remote health monitoring. Remote monitoring is an essential part of future mHealth systems for the delivery of personal healthcare allowing the collection of personal bio-data outside clinical environments. Previous mHealth projects focused on building private and custom platforms using closed architectures, which have a high cost for implementation, take a long time to develop, and may provide limited access and usability. By exploiting existing and publicly accessible infrastructure using an OSMP, initial costs can be reduced, at the same time as allowing fast and flexible application development at scale, whilst presenting users with interfaces and interactions that they are familiar with. We survey and discuss suitability of OSMPs in terms of functionality, performance and the key challenge in ensuring appropriate levels of security and privacy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 16th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom)
PublisherIEEE
Pages287 - 292
ISBN (Print)9781479966448
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2014
Event2014 IEEE 16th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom) - Natal, Brazil
Duration: 15 Oct 201418 Oct 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE 16th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom)
Country/TerritoryBrazil
CityNatal
Period15/10/1418/10/14

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