MAuditor: Mobile auditing framework for mhealth applications

Wang Ting-Yu, Haiming Jin, Klara Nahrstedt

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Abstract

Enormous numbers of mobile health applications (mHealth apps) developed recently on mobile devices (e.g. smart- phones, tablets, etc.) have enabled health status (e.g. sleep quality, heart rate, etc.) monitoring that is readily accessi- ble to average mobile device users. Typically, such mHealth apps involve active usage of mobile device resources, such as on-board sensors, network bandwidth, etc. The rapid in- crease of these applications promotes the US FDA agency to put in place regulations on mHealth app risk assessment. But these existing and upcoming regulations have not yet been accompanied by a mobile auditing framework, which provides real-time monitoring of mHealth apps' resource us- age and triggers alerts to users if abnormal resource us- age patterns are detected. In this paper, we develop a low-overhead and non-obtrusive mobile auditing framework, called mAuditor, that specifically monitors in real-time on- board sensor and network bandwidth usage of mHealth apps. We carry out experiments using a diverse set of mHealth apps that are available on the Google Play App store. Our results indicate that mAuditor is able to detect the discrep- ancies between normal and abnormal resource usage pat- terns of mHealth apps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMobileHealth 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Healthcare, co-located with MobiHoc 2015
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages7-12
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450334891
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 22 2015
Event5th ACM International Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Healthcare, MobileHealth 2015 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: Jun 22 2015Jun 22 2015

Publication series

NameMobileHealth 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Healthcare, co-located with MobiHoc 2015

Other

Other5th ACM International Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Healthcare, MobileHealth 2015
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period6/22/156/22/15

Keywords

  • Auditing
  • Mobile Health Applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Health Informatics
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Health Information Management

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    Ting-Yu, W., Jin, H., & Nahrstedt, K. (2015). MAuditor: Mobile auditing framework for mhealth applications. In MobileHealth 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Healthcare, co-located with MobiHoc 2015 (pp. 7-12). (MobileHealth 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Healthcare, co-located with MobiHoc 2015). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2757290.2757291