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Mobile Computing and Social Networking

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Mobile computing and social networking

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Topic: Mobile computing software in the health care industry and use of social networks by patients Monitoring patients using wearable, mobile gadgets
Concepts
Advantages of using mobile computing to monitor patients
Patient involvement in their own health care
Easier and quicker visibility of the patient’s condition
Increase in efficiency of healthcare
Cost
Disadvantages of using mobile computing to monitor patients
Health hazard
Technical stress
Use of social network to group support for patients
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1Introduction
Tiny, portable gadgets, such as pocket digital assistants (PDAs) and mobile phones have been in the recent years pushed on the mark. Mobile or ubiquitous computing and handy gadgets are changing the relations between computers and humans.there is an introduction of a new communication approach based on context. This approach enables people to interact with computers, objects and environments seamlessly. Mobile computing devices have enabled composite cooperation and communication patterns that were not dreamt of in the past years. They possess vital features in portability, ability to share information using communication networks; wireless, and synchronizing the information with other standardized gadgets. There have drastic changes in the technological landscape in the past years led by the emergence of mobile computing devices focusing on consumer preferences. The rapid increase in use of mobile computing gadgets is nowadays noticeable in the medical or healthcare industry. The healthcare industry has never been a frontrunner in terms of Information Technology and computing in relation to caring for patients and clinical trials. Health care providers are adopting new and innovative ways using mobile computing platforms to support patient care. Thus through a constant drive to find a new...