Towards large-scale data analysis: challenges in the design of portable systems and use of Cloud computing

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013:189:38-43.


Portable systems and global communications open a broad spectrum for new health applications. In the framework of electrophysiological applications, several challenges are faced when developing portable systems embedded in Cloud computing services. In order to facilitate new developers in this area based on our experience, five areas of interest are presented in this paper where strategies can be applied for improving the performance of portable systems: transducer and conditioning, processing, wireless communications, battery and power management. Likewise, for Cloud services, scalability, portability, privacy and security guidelines have been highlighted.

MeSH terms

  • Database Management Systems / instrumentation*
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Equipment Design
  • Equipment Failure Analysis
  • Humans
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods*
  • Internet / instrumentation*
  • Miniaturization
  • Monitoring, Ambulatory / instrumentation*
  • Monitoring, Ambulatory / methods
  • Precision Medicine / instrumentation*
  • Precision Medicine / methods
  • Telemedicine / instrumentation*
  • Telemedicine / methods