Wearable sensors in healthcare (IMIA Working Group)
Workshop at PervasiveHealth 2014
Due to the low number of registrations, our workshop "Wearable sensors in cohort studies with a focus on accelerometry – technology, outcome parameters and common pit-falls" at the PervasiveHealth conference in Oldenburg, Germany, May 20-23, 2014. was canceled.
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The WG aims to promote medical informatics research in the area of wearable sensor technology in healthcare by providing a joint comprehensive platform for information exchange and scientific collaboration. The group aims to attract experts from different areas of expertise, such as medical informatics, biomedical engineering, nursing and medicine.
new WG paperMembers of our working group have published a paper entitled "Wearable Sensors in Healthcare and Sensor-Enhanced Health Information Systems: All Our Tomorrows?". Please find the free full text here.
PervaSense2012 workshopOur WG has co-hosted the 4th international workshop PervaSense “Situation recognition and medical data analysis in Pervasive Health environments” (PERVASENSE2012, www.pervasense.org). It was held in San Diego, USA on May 21, 2012. It was organized in conjunction with the 6th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing in Healthcare (Pervasive Health). Please find the program here.
WG workshop results (MIE 2011 in Oslo)
Our working group and the IMIA WG 'Smart Homes and Ambient Assisted Living' has hosted a workshop at the 23rd International Conference of the European Federation of Medical Informatics (EFMI) on Wednesday, Aug. 31st, 2011. The workshop was attended by some 35 participants and sparked intensive discussions.
The programme is listed below, and you may download the workshop slides here.
- Introduction to smart homes and wearable sensor technologies: definition and state-of-the-art (George Demiris and Michael Marschollek)
part 1: organizational requirements and infrastructures
- Technical and organizational requirements for holistic health information architectures (Sabine Koch)
- An innovative informatics platform for the assessment of activities of daily living and quality of life of community dwelling older adults (G. Demiris)
part 2: exemplary applications
- Leveraging Psychophysical Data in Monitoring and Analyzing the States of Badminton Players (Feng Tian)
- Feasibility and acceptance of accelerometers in clinical and epidemiological studies (Alexander Horsch)
- Fall risk assessment with wearable inertial sensors (M. Marschollek)
part 3: concluding moderated discussion (Sabine Koch and Feng Tian)