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BibTex format

author = {Atallah, L and Lo, B and Yang, G-Z},
doi = {10.1016/j.jegh.2011.11.005},
journal = {J Epidemiol Glob Health},
pages = {1--13},
title = {Can pervasive sensing address current challenges in global healthcare?},
url = {},
volume = {2},
year = {2012}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Important challenges facing global healthcare include the increase in the number of people affected by escalating healthcare costs, chronic and infectious diseases, the need for better and more affordable elderly care and expanding urbanisation combined with air and water pollution. Recent advances in pervasive sensing technologies have led to miniaturised sensor networks that can be worn or integrated within the living environment without affecting a person's daily patterns. These sensors promise to change healthcare from snapshot measurements of physiological parameters to continuous monitoring enabling clinicians to provide guidance on a daily basis. This article surveys several of the solutions provided by these sensor platforms from elderly care to neonatal monitoring and environmental mapping. Some of the opportunities available and the challenges facing the adoption of such technologies in large-scale epidemiological studies are also discussed.
AU - Atallah,L
AU - Lo,B
AU - Yang,G-Z
DO - 10.1016/j.jegh.2011.11.005
EP - 13
PY - 2012///
SP - 1
TI - Can pervasive sensing address current challenges in global healthcare?
T2 - J Epidemiol Glob Health
UR -
UR -
VL - 2
ER -