Date Added: Jul 2010
The concept of wellness mobile is a novel mobile service wherein wireless handheld devices such as cell phones are equipped with a wellness monitoring application, thereby enabling real-time self-wellness monitoring by the cell phone user. The wellness mobile will provide a safe and protective environment for an increasing cell phone user-population to help combat anti-wellness factors such as stress, fatigue, and illness. However, this emerging technology is still in its infancy, and developing quantifiable measures of wellness and designing intelligent monitoring systems is quite challenging. This paper reviews the recent trends and challenges facing this maturing revolutionary mobile application.