Introducing mobile cloud technology into m-health to deliver better care/support in case of emergencies


  • Hazzaa Naif Alshareef Department of Computer Science, University College Cork, Ireland.



Recent years have seen an increase in the use of mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and smart-bands in people’s lives. Features offered by these types of devices, such as ease of use and being wireless enabled, allow people to access services that can improve their quality of life. One of the most important aspects of life that can be accessed through mobile devices is health services, whereby users have the ability to track their health status ‘on the move’, such as by tracking physical activities (e.g., walking and running) and monitoring body status (e.g., heartbeats rate). On the other side, medical professionals and centres can use mobile devices to provide better healthcare services to the public, as doctors, for example, can access patients’ records and laboratory results on the move instead of looking at printed charts or files. This reduces the time needed to deliver healthcare to patients. Furthermore, ...