8th ACM MobiHoc Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Healthcare (MobileHealth 2018)
The 19th ACM MobileHoc 2018, June 26-29, Los Angles, USA.
8th ACM MobiHoc Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Healthcare (MobileHealth 2018) in co-location with the Nineteenth International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc 2018) will be held in Los Angeles, USA in June 2018. MobiHoc is a premier international symposium dedicated to addressing challenges in dynamic networks and computing.
Health cost represents a considerable ratio in the economic budget of developed countries, and certain tendency studies are not optimistic about an improvement in the situation. Average age of the population tends to increase and the number of people requiring more or less care intensive medical monitoring is not small. This increases overall cost of medical care. No doubt, using socio-medical establishments to place people at risk under surveillance is impractical for cost reasons, but also for reasons of quality of life. Many of these people are fully autonomous, though weakened. Their psychological confinement due to the presence of nursing staff would be a breach of their freedom. Therefore, partially replacing the assistance of nursing staff by small health surveillance and communication equipment like sensors, networks, monitoring software could be cost effective and would increase life standard.
MobileHealth workshop aims to provide a forum for the interaction of these multiple areas as an important chance to discuss and understand what aspects have to be considered to provide effective pervasive wireless healthcare systems. The theme of the 2018 edition of MobileHealth is Improving the Smart Cities Citizens Healthcare.