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Authors: Antoni Martínez-Ballesté, Pablo Gimeno, Aleix Mariné, Edgar Batista, Agusti Solanas.

Publication date: 2019/7/15

Conference: 2019 10th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA)

Description: Early Mobilisation routines aim at improving the recovery process of critically ill patients that are hospitalised in intensive care units. Such routines consist of passive and active progressive mobilisations aiming at reducing the side-effects derived from ICU stays. In this paper, we present e-PEMICU, an e-health platform to support early mobilisation programmes in intensive care units. Our solution is founded on motion sensors and smartphones, hence, it is affordable and easy to deploy in real scenarios. We present the design and implementation of a prototype that has been created to address real users needs. Our platform paves the way for a better and sustainable application of current early mobilisation routines.

Authors: Fran Casino, Peio Lopez-Iturri, Leyre Azpilicueta, Erik Aguirre, Francisco Falcone, Constantinos Patsakis, Agusti Solanas.

Publication date: 2018/7/23

Journal: 2018 9th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA)

Description: Implementing accurate radio planning studies and channel characterization within complex environments is a difficult task mainly due to the multipath propagation. Besides, each specific scenario needs a particular analysis since the morphology of the scenario and the topology of the wireless network have a great impact on the radio propagation. For such analyses, Ray Launching techniques provide a good trade-off between the accuracy of the results and the required computational time. In this paper, particularly complex environments in terms of radio propagation are studied: intra-vehicular environments. This kind of scenarios present a high complexity due to their high obstacle density and the presence of large metallic objects and structures, even more when medicalised vehicles, which are key actors in the smart healthcare ecosystem, are analyzed. A previously presented hybrid technique based on 3D Ray Launching and Collaborative Filtering (CF) is tested in this paper with the aim of validating this methodology for its use in intra-vehicular environments.

Authors: Agusti Solanas, Constantinos Patsakis, Mauro Conti, Ioannis S Vlachos, Victoria Ramos, Francisco Falcone, Octavian Postolache, Pablo A Pérez-Martínez, Roberto Di Pietro, Despina N Perrea, Antoni Martínez-Ballesté.

Publication date: 2014/8

Journal: IEEE Communications Magazine

Description: The new era of mobile health ushered in by the wide adoption of ubiquitous computing and mobile communications has brought opportunities for governments and companies to rethink their concept of healthcare. Simultaneously, the worldwide urbanization process represents a formidable challenge and attracts attention toward cities that are expected to gather higher populations and provide citizens with services in an efficient and human manner. These two trends have led to the appearance of mobile health and smart cities. In this article we introduce the new concept of smart health, which is the context-aware complement of mobile health within smart cities. We provide an overview of the main fields of knowledge that are involved in the process of building this new concept. Additionally, we discuss the main challenges and opportunities that s-Health would imply and provide a common ground for further research.

Authors: Achilleas Papageorgiou, Michael Strigkos, Eugenia Politou, Efthimios Alepis, Agusti Solanas, Constantinos Patsakis.

Publication date: 2018/1/29

Journal: IEEE Access

Description: Recent advances in hardware and telecommunications have enabled the development of low cost mobile devices equipped with a variety of sensors. As a result, new functionalities, empowered by emerging mobile platforms, allow millions of applications to take advantage of vast amounts of data. Following this trend, mobile health applications collect users health-related information to help them better comprehend their health status and to promote their overall wellbeing. Nevertheless, health-related information is by nature and by law deemed sensitive and, therefore, its adequate protection is of substantial importance. In this paper we provide an in-depth security and privacy analysis of some of the most popular freeware mobile health applications. We have performed both static and dynamic analysis of selected mobile health applications, along with tailored testing of each application’s functionalities. Long term analyses of the life cycle of the reviewed apps and our general data protection regulation compliance auditing procedure are unique features of the present paper. Our findings reveal that the majority of the analyzed applications do not follow well-known practices and guidelines, not even legal restrictions imposed by contemporary data protection regulations, thus jeopardizing the privacy of millions of users.

Authors: Constantinos Patsakis, Riccardo Venanzio, Paolo Bellavista, Agusti Solanas, Mélanie Bouroche.

Publication date: 2014/6/11

Conference: 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA)


Description: The unprecedented urbanization of the past decades has not only led to the introduction of the concept of smart cities, but has simultaneously made them a necessity. By converting our cities into smart ones, we enable future generations to live in a friendly and sustainable environment. Within smart cities, the wide deployment of sensors allows the interaction of citizens with city infrastructures. While smart cities are aiming towards more efficient resource management via smart grids, smart vehicles etc, another approach can also be made. The wide deployment of sensors in smart cities can be used to provide citizens with better medical services. In this work, we illustrate how this can be achieved by allowing patients to interact with city sensors. Patients with respiration problems use their smart phones to find the route to their destination with the minimal effect on their health.

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