A smart wellness service platform and its practical implementation

Umar Farooq, Intae Ryoo, Gon Khang

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Abstract

Advances in the field of medical sciences and medical technology, and present-day challenges, such as an aging population, rising medical expenses, and lifestyle-related diseases, have collectively catalyzed a research ecosystem termed "smart wellness." This article describes the establishment of a smart wellness service platform designed to empower individuals to create a sense of balance in their lives. Step-by-step details include service model, design, and architectural considerations. As a proof of concept, implementation details of a Health Improvement and Management Systems (HIMS) Hub, a Smart Wellness Service Platform deployed in six cities in South Korea, are presented. An on-site survey conducted in Busan Metropolitan City reveals the percentage of satisfied users to be 91.3%. Furthermore, data gathered from 27,236 physical evaluations of users from a Busan city center over the period of April 2013 to May 2018 reveal that males and females in their 50s and 60s account for the highest number of participants, while males in their 70s have a higher rate of participation than females in the same age group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-57
Number of pages13
JournalComputers, Materials and Continua
Volume66
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Smart wellness
  • Smart wellness service platform
  • Sports and exercise medicine
  • U-Healthcare
  • Wellness

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