Mobile and wearable technologies in healthcare: A systematic review and the state-of-the-art

Mobile and Wearable Technologies in Healthcare is a rapidly emerging topic in consequence of the technological advances, especially in mobile computing and communication technologies. Mobile phone penetration exceeded over 70% world population with more than 4.7 billion unique mobile subscriptions (GSMA, The Mobile Economy Report 2016). Increased capabilities of mobile devices including smart phones, smart bands and other wearables; provides vast opportunities to easily collect health data. Such data can be used by health professionals to support medical diagnosis and treatment and also by consumers to assist self-motivation to adopt and track healthier daily life practices. Researches on wearable devices collecting health data have various focuses, ranging from sensors, batteries, user acceptance or clinical studies. This review aims to understand and organize the current trends in mobile and wearable technologies in healthcare by proposing a classification of the literature after conducting a systematic review. The review covers 112 publications published between years 2005 and 2016.
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T. Pancar and S. Özkan Yıldırım, “Mobile and wearable technologies in healthcare: A systematic review and the state-of-the-art,” Lisbon, Portekiz, 2018, p. 41, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: