Mobility

Is Bluetooth the Right Technology for mHealth?

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Executive Summary

Many people believe mobile Healthcare (mHealth) would help alleviate the rising cost of healthcare and improve the quality of service. Bluetooth, which is the most popular wireless technology for personal medical devices, is used for most of the mHealth sensing applications. This paper raises the question - Is Bluetooth the right technology for mHealth? To instigate the discussion this paper discuss some shortcomings of Bluetooth and also point out an alternative solution.

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