Software applications structures for mobile sensing technologies

In mobile medical diagnostics, the principal purpose of software applications is to make measurement data available for human interpretation through computation, analysis, modelling and storage. These kinds of activities also determine whether the software application should be available in the mobile environment where you take the measurement or if it is preferable to send the data on to a central location from where it is available to any user or specialised professional.

Some software applications are split-up into a mobile and central part and different features are available on each according its users’ requirements

The purpose of a software structure is to ensure that an application is up to the job it is designed for and meets the requirements that are common to all good software: Ease of use, quality, performance and security. Needless to say that software’s structural elements, interfaces, behaviour, functionality have a considerable impact on the overall user experience, usability and success of the complete system.

Designing and implementing appropriate software for mobile medical diagnostics, screening and monitoring systems is not a trivial matter; it requires attention, skill and detailed knowledge.

Software Architecture for mobile devices

A typical architecture for an autonomous mobile application with local and remote data access

Sensors, detectors, transducers

Molecular detecting devices, sensors, transducers and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) are designed to react with specific compounds, molecules or minute forces. And there are many more to come.

You may want to have a look again at some suitable sensing devices.

Acquire, Condition, Process

Data acquisition and signal processing prepare the data for transmission, typically to a mobile device.

You may want to have a look again at acquisition and processing systems dedicated to this task.

Transmit wirelessly

Thanks to the IEEE 802 standard today's mobile communications are versatile and reliable.

Proven, well established standards combined with existing and upcoming communications technology allow seamless integration with sensing devices.

Real-life wireless applications

Having looked at technologies we are ready to see how we can benefit from them. There are many medical diagnostic, screening methods are just waiting to be ported to mobile use, making it more accessible, efficient and affordable.

Here you can learn about laboratory tests and methods that can be applied in a mobile environment.