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mHealth Services Science - Science in the Service of Life Quality


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Reference/Citation for a latest scientific paper: Katarzyna Wac, Maddalena Fiordelli, Mattia Gustarini, Homero Rivas, Quality of Life Technologies: Experiences from the Field and Key Research Challenges, IEEE Internet Computing, Special Issue: Personalized Digital Health, July/August 2015.

Reference/Citation to the talk: Katarzyna Wac, mHealth Services Science - Science in the Service of Life Quality, ITU Experts Group Meeting held within the framework of the ITU European Regional Initiative on ICT Applications, including e-Health: "m-Health: Towards Better Care, Cure and Prevention in Europe", Switzerland, Sep 2012

Reference/Citation to a scientific paper: Katarzyna Wac, Smartphone as a Personal, Pervasive Health Informatics Services Platform: Literature Review, IMIA Yearbook 2012: Personal Health Informatics, 7(1), pp.83-93.

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mHealth Services Science - Science in the Service of Life Quality

  1. 1. Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012 mHealth Services Science Science in the Service of Life Quality Dr Katarzyna Wac, Senior Scientist, University of Geneva (CH) ITU Experts Group Meeting on m-Health: Towards Better Care, Cure and Prevention in Europe Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012
  2. 2. Ongoing Projects !   Ambient Assisted Living: user-centric care services !   TraiNutri !   MyGuardian !   WayFiS !   Chronic Disease Management !   COPD24 2Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012 [Details:] [A. Dey, K. Wac, et al., Getting Closer: An Empirical Investigation of the Proximity of User to Their Smart Phones, ACM UBICOMP, 2011 ]
  3. 3. AAL TraiNutri TRAINing and NUTRItion Senior Social Platform
  4. 4. Physical Activity Level Monitoring 4Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012
  5. 5. TraiNutri Targets !   Raise consciousness about self wellness !   Help people (50-65) developing healthy habits !   Enable the exchange of knowledge related to healthy physical and nutritional habits !   Consortium !   Spain, Greece, Switzerland, the Netherlands ! 5Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012
  6. 6. Algorithm: Raw Data & Sample Median 6Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012 [Papers: GHF’12, AAAI‘12, IWFAR’11, SAA‘11]
  7. 7. AAL WayFiS Way Finding Seniors
  8. 8. WayFiS Application 8Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012 [Papers: ERCIM’12, WIGPT‘11]
  9. 9. WayFiS Targets !   Improving the capability of seniors to plan, manage and execute travel and transportation projects taking into account their specific limitations and habits !   Facilitating the elderly feeling of being healthy- well and safe at any point of the trip !   Consortium !   Spain, Switzerland, Hungary ! 9Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012
  10. 10. AAL MyGuardian A Pervasive Guardian for Elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairments
  11. 11. Example Use Case 11 [Screenshots by Dutch Freeband AWARENESS project] Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012
  12. 12. MyGuardian Targets !   Facilitating safe & secure mobility of seniors with mild cognitive impairments while preserving their autonomy and dignity !   Improving wellbeing and efficiency of voluntary caregivers by ensuring their peace of mind and keeping them informed !   Human-centric approach !   Consortium !   Spain, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands ! 12Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012
  13. 13. COPD24 Tele-monitoring and Tele-Treatment of Chronic Obtrusive Pulmonary Disease
  14. 14. Example Use Case Geneva, Switzerland, 26-27 April 2012 14[Papers: IEEE IM‘11]
  15. 15. mHealth Technical Challenges !   Performance !   ‘Best-effort’ network infrastructures !   Delays: one way or round-trip delays !   Throughput: consumer- producer paradigm !   Mobility: horizontal and vertical handovers !   Intra- and inter- operator !   Scalability !   Data priority (over voice) !   Communication costs !   Per MByte vs. ‘flat-rate’ !   Security and Privacy !   Data encryption !   Power consumption !   Miniaturization of sensors/ actuators !   Service personalization !   Individual user’s needs !   Standardization and interoperability 15Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012 [Papers: IEEE COMMAG‘12, IEEE TMC‘12, ACM UBICOMP’11, IEEE JSAC’09]
  16. 16. Conclusions & Recommendations !   Challenges Ahead !   Interoperability, standardization !   User acceptance !   Privacy, trust !   Evaluation methods vs RCT !   Organizational issues, pathways !   Legalization, liability !   Financial aspects, reimbursements !   Recommendations !   mHealth technologically feasible for non-critical cases !   Inter/trans-disciplinary approach needed !   User-centered design !   Bridge the gap via an open, trustworthy dialogue !   Encode implicit expectations & requirements !   Innovation: “who’s turn is now”? !   Innovating the intervention vs the mHealth delivery 16Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012 [K.Wac, Smartphone as a Personal, Pervasive Health Informatics Services Platform: Literature Review, IMIA Yearb Med Inform 2012 ]
  17. 17. Thank You! !   Quality of Life group !   Researching efficient and effective mobile systems in the healthcare domain delivering validated services to patients and healthcare professionals "anywhere-anytime-anyhow” !   Publications & info 17Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012
  18. 18. QoSIS Quality of Service Information System
  19. 19. QoSIS