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Applied Computing in Medicine and Health by Carol Oliver, Conor Mallucci, Abir Hussain, Dhiya Al-Jumeily

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Chapter 5

Leveraging Big Data Analytics for Personalized Elderly Care

Opportunities and Challenges

Obinna Anya1,  and Hissam Tawfik2     1IBM Research – Almaden, San Jose, CA, USA     2Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Liverpool Hope University, UKE-mail: obanya@us.ibm.com, tawfikh@hope.ac.uk

Abstract

Owing to the growing increase in the world’s ageing population, research has focused on developing information and communication technology (ICT)–based services for personalized care, improved health, and quality social life for the elderly. Recent efforts explore Big Data in order to build mathematical models of personal behavior and lifestyle for analytics. Leveraging Big Data analytics holds enormous potential for solving some of the ...

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