new WG paper

Members 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.

Official launch of our website

On February 8th, 2011 our WG website was officially launched and announced on the IMIA News site (http://imianews.wordpress.com/).

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)

PervaSense2012 workshop

Our 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.