Advances in Personalized Healthcare Services, Wearable Mobile Monitoring, and Social Media Pervasive Technologies

Research Article

MyHealthAvatar: personalized and empowerment health services through Internet of Things technologies

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257500,
        author={Emmanouil G. Spanakis and Po Yang and Zhikun Deng and Dimitris Kafetzopoulos and Kostas Marias and Manolis Tsiknakis and Feng Dong},
        title={MyHealthAvatar: personalized and empowerment health services through Internet of Things technologies},
        proceedings={Advances in Personalized Healthcare Services, Wearable Mobile Monitoring, and Social Media Pervasive Technologies},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={APHS},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={internet of thins; digital patient; virtual physiological human; cloud computing; ehealth/mhealth;},
        doi={10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257500}
    }
    
  • Emmanouil G. Spanakis
    Po Yang
    Zhikun Deng
    Dimitris Kafetzopoulos
    Kostas Marias
    Manolis Tsiknakis
    Feng Dong
    Year: 2014
    MyHealthAvatar: personalized and empowerment health services through Internet of Things technologies
    APHS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257500
Emmanouil G. Spanakis1,*, Po Yang2, Zhikun Deng2, Dimitris Kafetzopoulos3, Kostas Marias1, Manolis Tsiknakis4, Feng Dong5
  • 1: Institute of Computer Science Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • 2: Department of Computer Science and Technology University of Bedfordshire Luton, Bedfordshire, UK
  • 3: Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • 4: Department of Informatics Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Crete Heraklion, Crete, Hellas - Institute of Computer Science Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • 5: Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Bedfordshire Luton, Bedfordshire, UK
*Contact email: spanakis@ics.forth.gr

Abstract

The interconnection of heterogeneous data sources could provide a comprehensive picture of health parameters, thereby triggering an intervention by the medical staff upon detection of conditions that may lead to health deterioration, thus realizing preventive care. Supported Internet of Things technologies can be used to allow health related information to be locally aggregated and transmitted for remote monitoring and response. We present MyHealthAvatar (MHA), a personal digital health related collection bag, carried by individual citizens throughout their lifetime able to sustain in a meaningful manner all collected information. MHA acts as a unique companion continually following and empowering citizen and patients through a number of health related services. We describe the efforts on creating MHA patient-centered healthcare services for accessing, collecting and sharing long term multilevel personal health data through an integrated environment including: clinical data, genetic data, medical sensor data and devices, human behavior data and activity data for clinical data analysis, prediction and prevention for the individual citizen.