fiee 16(7): e3

Research Article

Challenges with Current Wearable Technology in Monitoring Health Data and Providing Positive Behavioural Support

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261601,
        author={Katrin H\aa{}nsel and Natalie Wilde and Hamed Haddadi and Akram Alomainy},
        title={Challenges with Current Wearable Technology in Monitoring Health Data and Providing Positive Behavioural Support},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments},
        volume={2},
        number={7},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={FIEE},
        year={2015},
        month={12},
        keywords={wearable technology, digital health, personal informatics, big data},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261601}
    }
    
  • Katrin Hänsel
    Natalie Wilde
    Hamed Haddadi
    Akram Alomainy
    Year: 2015
    Challenges with Current Wearable Technology in Monitoring Health Data and Providing Positive Behavioural Support
    FIEE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261601
Katrin Hänsel1,*, Natalie Wilde1, Hamed Haddadi1, Akram Alomainy1
  • 1: Queen Mary University of London
*Contact email: k.hansel@qmul.ac.uk

Abstract

There is a current trend of wearable sensing with regards to health. Wearable sensors in devices as simple as our own mobile phones allow us to monitor various aspects of our lives. Through this monitoring, wearable systems can utilise data to positively influence an individual's overall health and wellbeing. We envisage a future where technology can effectively help us to become the healthiest that we can be, but the current state of wearables and future directions are unclear. In this paper we present an overview of current methods used within wearable applications to monitor and support positive health and wellbeing within an individual. We then highlight issues and challenges outlined by previous studies and describe their future focuses of work.