Cloud computing mobile application for remote monitoring of Bell's palsy

Watts, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-0133-6687, Breedon, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-1006-0942, Nduka, C., Neville, C., Venables, V. and Clarke, S., 2020. Cloud computing mobile application for remote monitoring of Bell's palsy. Journal of Medical Systems, 44 (9): 149. ISSN 0148-5598

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Mobile applications provide the healthcare industry with a means of connecting with patients in their own home utilizing their own personal mobile devices such as tablets and phones. This allows therapists to monitor the progress of people under their care from a remote location and all with the added benefit that patients are familiar with their own mobile devices; thereby reducing the time required to train patients with the new technology. There is also the added benefit to the health service that there is no additional cost required to purchase devices for use. The Facial Remote Activity Monitoring Eyewear (FRAME) mobile application and web service framework has been designed to work on the IOS and android platforms, the two most commonly used today. Results: The system utilizes secure cloud based data storage to collect, analyse and store data, this allows for near real time, secure access remotely by therapists to monitor their patients and intervene when required. The underlying framework has been designed to be secure, anonymous and flexible to ensure compliance with the data protection act and the latest General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); this new standard came into effect in April 2018 and replaces the Data Protection Act in the UK and Europe.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Medical Systems
Creators: Watts, P., Breedon, P., Nduka, C., Neville, C., Venables, V. and Clarke, S.
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Date: September 2020
Volume: 44
Number: 9
ISSN: 0148-5598
Rights: © The Author(s) 2020. Open Access. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 04 Aug 2020 13:43
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:15

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