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Real Life In Real Time - Shimmer Research

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Real Life In Real Time - Shimmer Research

  1. 1. Shimmer Research Real life in real time
  2. 2. Shimmer Platform <ul><li>Shimmer is a wireless sensor platform that allows the user to record and transmit a wide range of physiological and kinematic sensor data. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Shimmer Research Timeline Present
  4. 4. Summary
  5. 5. Expansion
  6. 6. Shimmer – User profile <ul><li>Research and Academic Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biomechanics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aging in place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote patient monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities of daily living </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Falls & Gait </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physiotherapy & rehab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social wellness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List is varied and evolving </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthcare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports & Fitness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecoms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer Electronics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oil & Gas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defence </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Continuum of Care (Source: Intel Digital Health)
  8. 8. More patient care, not less
  9. 9. Drivers of change <ul><li>Huge cost pressures on health systems worldwide coupled with increased demand </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage of GDP spend is unsustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Skilled staff shortages </li></ul><ul><li>Must move away from “mainframe” healthcare to more distributed model </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on health care as opposed to sick care – prevention is key </li></ul><ul><li>Quick response word association </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Q Healthcare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Doctor, Nurse, hospital </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Where are we today? <ul><li>It’s not a technology problem – what's the app? </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges around workflow and workload </li></ul><ul><li>Mindset shift in how healthcare is delivered </li></ul><ul><li>Patient as consumer </li></ul><ul><li>Small iterative deployments will succeed over big system wide change </li></ul><ul><li>Lots happening in Ireland – several Irish companies leading the charge </li></ul><ul><li>Change is coming… </li></ul>
  11. 11. Collaborative Research <ul><li>Parkinson's drug regime optimisation with Dr. Paolo Bonato at Partners Healthcare/Harvard Medical </li></ul><ul><li>Knee joint prehab to minimise impact of lengthy waiting lists with Dr Peter Choong at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and University of Wollongong </li></ul><ul><li>Automated Falls Risk Assessment with Intel/Care Innovations in Ireland / US </li></ul><ul><li>COPD Activity classification with Dr Seamas Donnelly at St. Vincent's Dublin </li></ul>
  12. 12. Rehabitic – Tele-Rehabilitation
  13. 13. Biosensics – Activity Classification
  14. 14. Insight Diagnostics – Wireless EMG
  15. 15. The future is not what it used to be.. <ul><li>“ 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” </li></ul><ul><li>The London Times 1834 </li></ul>
  16. 17. Headphones or medical device?
  17. 18. http://www.youtube.com/user/ShimmerResearch www.shimmer-research.com

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