A survey of multimodal information fusion for smart healthcare: Mapping the journey from data to wisdom

Shaik Thanveer, Tao Xiaohui, Li Lin, Xie Haoran, Velásquez Juan D

Keywords: data fusion, multimodality, P4 medicine, DIKW, Smart healthcare


Multimodal medical data fusion has emerged as a transformative approach in smart healthcare, enabling a comprehensive understanding of patient health and personalized treatment plans. In this paper, a journey from data to information to knowledge to wisdom (DIKW) is explored through multimodal fusion for smart healthcare. We present a comprehensive review of multimodal medical data fusion focused on the integration of various data modalities. The review explores different approaches such as feature selection, rule-based systems, machine ;earning, deep learning, and natural language processing, for fusing and analyzing multimodal data. This paper also highlights the challenges associated with multimodal fusion in healthcare. By synthesizing the reviewed frameworks and theories, it proposes a generic framework for multimodal medical data fusion that aligns with the DIKW model. Moreover, it discusses future directions related to the four pillars of healthcare: Predictive, Preventive, Personalized, and Participatory approaches. The components of the comprehensive survey presented in this paper form the foundation for more successful implementation of multimodal fusion in smart healthcare. Our findings can guide researchers and practitioners in leveraging the power of multimodal fusion with the state-of-the-art approaches to revolutionize healthcare and improve patient outcomes.

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Título de la Revista: INFORMATION FUSION
Editorial: Elsevier
Fecha de publicación: 2023
Página de inicio: 102040
Página final: 102040
Idioma: Ingles
URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1566253523003561