A mobile data analysis framework for environmental health decision support

Wan D. Bae, Shayma Alkobaisi, Sada Narayanappa, Cheng C. Liu

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    Abstract

    Relations between negative health effects like asthma and lung cancer and elevated levels of the environmental factors, such as air pollution, tobacco smoke and humidity, have been detected in several large scale exposure studies. Thus, public health care and service systems require the ability to track, monitor, store, and analyze individual moving trajectories along with several environmental conditions the individual is exposed to in order to identify meaningful relationships among theses data and derive conclusions for environmental health decision support. With continued advances in information technology, patients can be monitored with numerous intelligent devices. Sensors can be integrated into their mobile devices such as smart phones for continuous health assistance and disease attack prevention. However, researchers must overcome many challenges, such as data acquisition, data scales and data uncertainty, in order to develop a real-time health monitoring system. In this paper, we propose a system framework for modeling and analyzing individual exposure to environmental triggers of asthma attacks. The proposed system can provide a tool to develop more accurate asthma prevention and care plans enabled by real-time patient monitoring and communication through alerts for potential environmental triggers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Information Technology, ITNG 2012
    Pages155-161
    Number of pages7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 23 2012
    Event9th International Conference on Information Technology, ITNG 2012 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
    Duration: Apr 16 2012Apr 18 2012

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Information Technology, ITNG 2012

    Other

    Other9th International Conference on Information Technology, ITNG 2012
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityLas Vegas, NV
    Period4/16/124/18/12

    Keywords

    • asthma
    • environmental factors
    • health monitoring
    • public health
    • uncertain trajectories

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications

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