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Health participatory sensing networks

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by A Clarke, Robert SteeleRobert Steele
The use of participatory sensing in relation to the capture of health-related data is rapidly becoming a possibility due to the widespread consumer adoption of emerging mobile computing technologies and sensing platforms. This has the potential to revolutionize data collection for population health, aspects of epidemiology, and health-related e-Science applications and as we will describe, provide new public health intervention capabilities, with the classifications and capabilities of such participatory sensing platforms only just beginning to be explored. Such a development will have important benefits for access to near real-time, large-scale, up to population-scale data collection. However, there are also numerous issues to be addressed first: provision of stringent anonymity and privacy within these methodologies, user interface issues, and the related issue of how to incentivize participants and address barriers/concerns over participation. To provide a step towards describing these aspects, in this paper we present a first classification of health participatory sensing models, a novel contribution to the literature, and provide a conceptual reference architecture for health participatory sensing networks (HPSNs) and user interaction example case study.

History

Volume

10

Issue

3

Start Page

229

End Page

242

Number of Pages

14

eISSN

1875-905X

ISSN

1574-017X

Location

Netherlands

Publisher

IOS Press

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Discipline of Health Informatics; Not affiliated to a Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Mobile information systems.