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  • 1. Shimmer Research Real life in real time
  • 2. Shimmer Platform
    • Shimmer is a wireless sensor platform that allows the user to record and transmit a wide range of physiological and kinematic sensor data.
    • Shimmer enables interaction with your environment by providing a wireless sensing solution that is small, lightweight, and has low power consumption, which can easily integrate and interact with existing technologies.
  • 3. Shimmer Research Timeline Present
  • 4. Summary
  • 5. Expansion
  • 6. Shimmer – User profile
    • Research and Academic Community
      • Biomechanics
      • Computer Science
      • Aging in place
      • Remote patient monitoring
      • Activities of daily living
      • Falls & Gait
      • Physiotherapy & rehab
      • Social wellness
      • List is varied and evolving
    • Partners
      • Healthcare
      • Sports & Fitness
      • Marine
      • Telecoms
      • Networking
      • Consumer Electronics
      • Oil & Gas
      • Defence
  • 7. The Continuum of Care (Source: Intel Digital Health)
  • 8. More patient care, not less
  • 9. Drivers of change
    • Huge cost pressures on health systems worldwide coupled with increased demand
    • Percentage of GDP spend is unsustainable
    • Skilled staff shortages
    • Must move away from “mainframe” healthcare to more distributed model
    • Focus on health care as opposed to sick care – prevention is key
    • Quick response word association
      • Q Healthcare
      • A Doctor, Nurse, hospital
  • 10. Where are we today?
    • It’s not a technology problem – what's the app?
    • Challenges around workflow and workload
    • Mindset shift in how healthcare is delivered
    • Patient as consumer
    • Small iterative deployments will succeed over big system wide change
    • Lots happening in Ireland – several Irish companies leading the charge
    • Change is coming…
  • 11. Collaborative Research
    • Parkinson's drug regime optimisation with Dr. Paolo Bonato at Partners Healthcare/Harvard Medical
    • Knee joint prehab to minimise impact of lengthy waiting lists with Dr Peter Choong at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and University of Wollongong
    • Automated Falls Risk Assessment with Intel/Care Innovations in Ireland / US
    • COPD Activity classification with Dr Seamas Donnelly at St. Vincent's Dublin
  • 12. Rehabitic – Tele-Rehabilitation
  • 13. Biosensics – Activity Classification
  • 14. Insight Diagnostics – Wireless EMG
  • 15. The future is not what it used to be..
    • “ That it will ever come into general use, notwithstanding its value, is extremely doubtful because its beneficial application requires much time and gives a good bit of trouble, both to the patient and to the practitioner because its hue and character are foreign and opposed to all our habits and associations”
    • The London Times 1834
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  • 17. Headphones or medical device?
  • 18.