Development of Healthcare Applications using Facilities and Functions available in modern Mobile Devices


  • Oscar Camacho Ramírez Electromedicina, Villa Clara
  • Wilker Quiala Cutiño Electromedicina, Villa Clara
  • Marlen Perez-Diaz Universidad Central "Marta Abreu" de las Villas
  • Alberto Taboada Crispi Universidad Central de La Villas

Palabras clave:

Mobile, Biomedical applications, Android, pedometer, speech analysis, melanoma detection


Mobile devices have proliferated at affordable prices nowadays. These devices provide high computational power and high-quality communication facilities, with near (via keyboard and display) and remote users (via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, VPN and mobile networks). In addition, most mobile devices include flexible sensors such as microphones, accelerometers and cameras, which are suitable for biomedical applications. Several students in the Biomedical Engineering Program, at our research center (Center for Studies on Electronics and Information Technologies, CEETI) have taken advantage of the mobile devices internal hardware capabilities to develop health care applications. These applications have been developed for Android-based devices as part of their curriculum. In this article three applications will be presented, two based on mobile platform, ECAH-M for speech analysis and i-Walker a pedometer and a project on melanoma detection named Melanoprot.

Biografía del autor/a

Marlen Perez-Diaz, Universidad Central "Marta Abreu" de las Villas

Facultad Ing Eléctrica. Vicedecana







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