Katarzyna Wac

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Several social-economical developments, like the aging society, stimulate the use of ICT applications for mobile healthcare (e.g., tele-monitoring). To support novel m-health applications, the consequences of developing these applications should be considered in the scope of a comprehensive architecture. Additionally, contextual information plays an(More)
The forthcoming wide availability of high bandwidth public wireless networks will give rise to new mobile health care services. Towards this direction the MobiHealth project has developed and trialed a highly customisable vital signals' monitoring system based on a Body Area Network (BAN) and an m-health service platform utilizing next generation public(More)
Much research in ubiquitous computing assumes that a user's phone will be always on and at-hand, for collecting user context and for communicating with a user. Previous work with the previous generation of mobile phones has shown that such an assumption is false. Here, we investigate whether this assumption about users' proximity to their mobile phones(More)
Smartphones are conquering the mobile phone market; they are not just phones; they also act as media players, gaming consoles, personal calendars, storage, etc. They are portable computers with fewer computing capabilities than personal computers. However, unlike personal computers, users can carry their smartphone with them at all times. The ubiquity of(More)
Mobile applications and services increasingly assist us in our daily life situations, fulfilling our needs for information, communication, entertainment or leisure. However, user acceptance of a mobile application depends on at least two conditions; the application's perceived Quality of Experience (QoE) and the appropriateness of the application to the(More)
In many cases, application-level measurements can be the only way for an application to evaluate and adapt to the performance offered by the underlying networks. Applications perceive heterogeneous networking environments spanning over multiple administrative domains as "black boxes" being inaccessible for lower-level measurement instrumentation. However,(More)
BACKGROUND Mental health has long been a neglected problem in global healthcare. The social and economic impacts of conditions affecting the mind are still underestimated. However, in recent years it is becoming more apparent that mental disorders are a growing global concern and there is a necessity of developing novel services and researching effective(More)
Health care is one of the most prominent areas for the application of wireless technologies. New services and applications are today under research and development targeting different areas of health care, from high risk and chronic patients’ remote monitoring to mobility tools for the medical personnel. In this direction the MobiHealth project developed(More)