Ya-Li Zheng, Xiao-Rong Ding, Carmen Chung Yan Poon, Benny Ping Lai Lo, Heye Zhang, Xiao-Lin Zhou, Guang-Zhong Yang, Ni Zhao, Yuan-Ting Zhang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Chinese Academy of Sciences (HICAS) at SIAT, Imperial College London, Volume 61, Issue 5, Page:1538-1554
The aging population, prevalence of chronic diseases, and outbreaks of infectious diseases are some of the major challenges of the present-day society. To address these unmet healthcare needs, especially for the early prediction and treatment of major diseases, health informatics which deals with the acquisition, transmission, processing, storage, retrieval, and use of health information has emerged as an active area of interdisciplinary research. In particular, acquisition of health-related information by unobtrusive sensing and wearable technologies is considered as a cornerstone in health informatics. Sensors can be weaved or integrated into clothing, accessories and the living environment.