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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A context-aware approach to healthcare
by Shah, Harshal, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 116; 10144828
Abstract (Summary)

Context-aware systems are a component of a ubiquitous computing or pervasive computing environment. Three important aspects of context include the following: where you are, who you are with, and what resources are nearby. Although location is a primary capability, location-aware does not necessarily capture information of interest that are mobile or changing. Context-aware, in contrast, is used more generally to include nearby people, devices, lighting, noise level, network availability, and even a social situation, such as whether someone is with a family member or a friend from school.

The purpose of this project is to introduce a healthcare application named ‘Care Taker’ that facilitates a longitudinal study in which data is gathered from a user’s smartphone over a period of time using a context aware application. This data is then analyzed to give a user actionable health related recommendations.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Englert, Burkhard
Commitee: Aliasgari, Mehrdad, Moazzeni, Ramin
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Computer Engineering and Computer Science
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Health sciences, Computer science
Keywords: Activity recognition, Android, Context awareness
Publication Number: 10144828
ISBN: 978-1-369-00408-3
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