Roadmap for mHealth Research

Joshua D. Cameron, Arkalgud Ramaprasad, Thant Syn


mHealth research has been growing exponentially in recent years. But, without a clear definition of the mHealth domain, the research has been ad hoc and selective. A roadmap is necessary to guide the research and harness mHealth’s full potential. We present an ontology of mHealth to define its domain. We map the extent research on mHealth in 2014 onto the ontology and highlight the frequency of coverage of different topics. We discuss how (a) a frequently researched topic may be important, but may also be simply easy, convenient, and overemphasized; (b) an infrequently researched topic may be unimportant, but may also be simply difficult, inconvenient, and underemphasized; (c) and an unresearched topic may have been overlooked or simply infeasible. We then discuss how the emphases can be balanced in the roadmap for mHealth. Using ontological mapping the roadmap can be updated periodically to assess and guide mHealth research.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Cameron J., Ramaprasad A. and Syn T. (2016). Roadmap for mHealth Research . In Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-170-0, pages 28-38. DOI: 10.5220/0005626800280038

in Bibtex Style

author={Joshua D. Cameron and Arkalgud Ramaprasad and Thant Syn},
title={Roadmap for mHealth Research},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016)
TI - Roadmap for mHealth Research
SN - 978-989-758-170-0
AU - Cameron J.
AU - Ramaprasad A.
AU - Syn T.
PY - 2016
SP - 28
EP - 38
DO - 10.5220/0005626800280038