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Digital Health - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128200773

Digital Health

1st Edition

Mobile and Wearable Devices for Participatory Health Applications

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Editors: Shabbir Syed-Abdul Xinxin Zhu Luis Fernandez-Luque
Paperback ISBN: 9780128200773
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2020
Page Count: 220
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Digital Health: Mobile and Wearable Devices for Participatory Health Applications is a key reference for engineering or clinical professionals who are considering the development or implementation of mobile and wearable solutions in the healthcare domain. The book presents a comprehensive overview of devices and appropriateness for the respective applications. It also explores the ethical, privacy and cybersecurity aspects inherent in networked and mobile technologies. The book also offers expert perspectives on various approaches to the implementation and integration of these devices and applications across all areas of healthcare.

The book is designed with a multidisciplinary audience in mind, from software developers and biomedical engineers who are designing these devices, to clinical professionals working with patients and engineers on device testing, human factors design, and user engagement/compliance.

Key Features

  • Presents an overview of the most important aspects of mHealth, from patient privacy and data security, to the development and implementation of networks, systems and devices
  • Provides a toolbox for stakeholders involved in decision-making, surrounding the design, development and implementation of mHealth solutions
  • Includes case studies, key references and insights from a wide range of global experts


Graduate students, researchers, and professionals in biomedical engineering, clinical engineering, computer science, and medical informatics, working with the design, development, and implementation of mobile and wearable medical devices. Healthcare professionals (clinicians, nurses) working with engineers on the implementation and human factors design of mobile and wearable medical devices

Table of Contents

Shabbir Syed-Abdul, Xinxin Zhu and Luis Fernandez-Luque
1. Introduction to Digital Health Approach and mHealth Applications for Participatory Health
Mohy Uddin and Shabbir Syed-Abdul
2. Digital health in the era of personalized healthcare: opportunities and challenges for bringing research and patient care to a new level
Jorge Cancela, Seya Colloud, Catherine Wu and Ilias Charlafti
3. Digital Health Regulatory and Policy Considerations
Robert Jarrin and Kapil Parakh
4. Using the Integrated-Change Model to design digital health programs: Pragmatic Methodology
Kei Long Cheung, Santiago Hors-Fraile and Hein de Vries
5. Using the Integrated-Change Model to design digital health programs: The Case of Smoking Cessation
Kei Long Cheung, Santiago Hors-Fraile and Hein de Vries
6. Wearables, smartphones and artificial intelligence for digital phenotyping and health
Ignacio Perez-Pozuelo, Dimitris Spathis, Emma A. D. Clifton and Cecilia Mascolo
7. mHealth For Research: Participatory Research Applications to Gain Disease Insights
Ipek Ensari and Noémie Elhadad
8. Mobile Health Apps: the quest from laboratory to the market
Juan Jose Lull, Antonio Martinez-millana and Vicente Traver Salcedo
9. mHealth in Public Health Sector: Challenges and opportunities in Low and Middle-Income Countries: A case study of Sri-Lanka
Pamod Amarakoon, Roshan Hewapathirana and Vajira H. W. Dissanayake
10. Sustainability of mHealth Solutions for Healthcare System Strengthening
Mohamed-Amine Choukou


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About the Editors

Shabbir Syed-Abdul

Shabbir Syed-Abdul

Shabbir Syed-Abdul MD., PhD: an associate professor at Institute of Biomedical Informatics, Taipei Medical University. He is a leading researcher and a principal investigator at the International Center for Health Information Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Shabbir has 15 years experience of research in the domain of Long-term care with Wearable technologies, mHealth, Big data analysis and visualisation, Artificial Intelligence, Personal Health Records, Social Network in healthcare and Hospital Information System. He wants to empower care providers and improve patient participation and engagement. Dr. Shabbir is an editor of the book ‘Participatory Health Through Social Media’ published by Elsevier in 2016. Also, Dr. Shabbir is guest editor for the Journal Sensors since March 2018.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate professor at Institute of Biomedical Informatics, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan R.O.C.

Xinxin Zhu

Dr. Xinxin (Katie) Zhu brings diverse knowledge and experience across medicine, health program management, and biomedical informatics to her role as the Executive Director of the Center for Biomedical Data Science at Yale University School of Medicine. In addition to her medical training and practice in anesthesiology, she also received her M.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University through the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s fellowship. Prior to joining Yale faculty, Dr. Zhu served as an External Advisory Board member of the Center for Advanced Technology at Columbia University, physician scientist lead for the Center for Computational Health at IBM Watson Research Center, associate medical director at Pfizer, and clinical project manager at Philips. She also worked among a group of healthcare subject matter experts at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs through Kforce Government Solutions where she served as Chief Medical Information Officer. She is the recipient of many excellence awards, and author of dozens of scientific publications and 13 filed patents. Dr. Zhu has also served as Chair for the American Medical Informatics Association’s Global Health Informatics Working Group, Membership Chair for the Consumer and Pervasive Health Informatics Working Group, as well as Scientific Program and Women Leadership Committee members.

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Biomedical Data Science, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

Luis Fernandez-Luque

Dr. Fernandez-Luque is co-founder of digital therapeutics company Adhera Health Inc (USA), and currently leads operations at its subsidiary Salumedia Labs (Spain). He has over 15 years of experience in digital health research with a strong focus on mobile health for behavioural change. He has worked in digital health initiatives across the globe including the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has served in multiple positions the International Medical Informatics Association, being one of the founders of its working group focused on participatory health and social media.

Affiliations and Expertise

Salumedia Labs, Sevilla, Spain

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