Wearable and mobile sensors connected to social media in human well-being applications

Matti Kinnunen, Salman Qayyum Mian, Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, Jukka Riekki, Mirjami Jutila, Mari Ervasti, Petri Ahokangas, Esko Alasaarela

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    Safety of children and marginalization of youth are increasing problems in our modern society. Developing technologies, however, offer more possibilities for building safety solutions for children and teenagers. This paper describes a new concept of using sensors to monitor human behavior in combination with data processing and information transfer via different communication channels as well as different types of support the concept makes available. The concept utilizes the web and social media to create services and new business centered around different applications designed to support child safety in challenging situations and to prevent the marginalization of young people. This conceptual work involves different sub-concepts in the areas of information flow and connections, potential services and business potential. Some application areas will be introduced and discussed as specific cases demonstrating the features of the developed concept.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)92-101
    JournalTelematics and Informatics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • sensors
    • social web
    • children
    • safety
    • young
    • services


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