On Methodological and Technological Challenges for Proactive Health Management in Smart Homes

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;238:209-212.


Health management in smart homes has advanced during the last years. With proactive health management in such environments further progress for health prevention and care is to be expected. Challenges for proactive health management in three areas are summarized and briefly discussed: pattern recognition and machine learning, information privacy and user-oriented design, and sensor-enhanced health information systems architectures.

Keywords: Active homes; ambient assisted living; health-enabling technologies; information privacy; machine learning; pattern recognition; sensor-enhanced health information systems; user-oriented design.

MeSH terms

  • Health Information Systems*
  • Humans
  • Remote Sensing Technology*