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)