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Table 14 Systems functions and data gathering

From: Towards pervasive computing in health care – A literature review

   Systems functions
Data gathering Analytical and diagnostic support Alerting Support activities Information and documentation Process automation and control
Monitoring of persons n (%) 32 (48%) 24 (36%) 13 (19%) 9 (13%) 2 (3%)
  References [2224, 2631, 35, 41, 42, 4552, 5762, 6469, 88, 91] [2124, 27, 29, 30, 3336, 39, 41, 42, 45, 47, 48, 58, 6062, 64, 68, 69, 88] [2123, 26, 30, 35, 40, 45, 48, 53, 57, 60] [23, 27, 46, 48, 61, 63, 64, 88, 91] [39, 91]
Monitoring of objects n (%) 3 (4%) 5 (7%) 5 (7%) 4 (6%) 3 (4%)
  References [27, 68, 79] [27, 43, 44, 68, 7072] [21, 40, 7072, 86] [27, 43, 44, 55, 79] [43, 44, 55, 79]
Localization of persons n (%) 10 (15%) 10 (15%) 9 (13%) 9 (13%) 5 (7%)
  References [23, 24, 27, 32, 35, 37, 60, 67, 68, 77] [13, 23, 24, 27, 35, 39, 43, 44, 60, 68, 77] [13, 23, 35, 40, 53, 60, 73, 74, 76] [13, 23, 27, 43, 44, 54, 63, 7476] [13, 39, 43, 76, 44, 73]
Localization of objects n (%) 0 0 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%)
  References    [38] [54] [56]
Manual input or request n (%) 9 (13%) 4 (6%) 8 (12%) 10 (15%) 5 (7%)
  References [48, 50, 59, 62, 7982, 85, 87] [48, 62, 83, 85] [40, 48, 73, 74, 76, 81, 82, 85, 86] [48, 63, 7476, 7883] [73, 76, 79, 81, 82, 84]
  1. Note: Multiple entries in different categories are possible. The percentages refer to all 67 systems reviewed.