1st International ICST Workshop on Ambient Technologies for Diagnosing and Monitoring Chronic Patients

Research Article

A Mobile Health Device to Help People with Severe Allergies

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2008.2738,
        author={Luis Hernandez Munoz and Sandra I. Woolley and Chris Barber},
        title={A Mobile Health Device to Help People with Severe Allergies},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on Ambient Technologies for Diagnosing and Monitoring Chronic Patients},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={ATDMCP},
        year={2008},
        month={7},
        keywords={Pervasive Computing allergies context-aware healthcare},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2008.2738}
    }
    
  • Luis Hernandez Munoz
    Sandra I. Woolley
    Chris Barber
    Year: 2008
    A Mobile Health Device to Help People with Severe Allergies
    ATDMCP
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2008.2738
Luis Hernandez Munoz1,*, Sandra I. Woolley1,*, Chris Barber1,*
  • 1: Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B15 2TT
*Contact email: LXH615@bham.ac.uk, S.I.Woolley@bham.ac.uk, C.Baber@bham.ac.uk

Abstract

This paper presents, a pervasive mobile health device that can help patients with life-threatening allergies to manage their health in normal life and in emergency scenarios. With mobile context-aware smartphone technology, personal wireless networks and Web-based interfaces, it is being designed to encourage the patient and their carers to learn about and safely manage their allergies and health. The design also includes an alarm that can be generated from sensed context so that if an anaphylactic reaction occurs, carers could be alerted or emergency services could be contacted.