Published on April 2, 2014
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) Katarzyna.Wac@unige.ch ITU Experts Group Meeting on m-Health: Towards Better Care, Cure and Prevention in Europe Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012
Ongoing Projects ! Ambient Assisted Living: user-centric care services ! TraiNutri ! MyGuardian ! WayFiS ! Chronic Disease Management ! COPD24 2Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012 [Details: www.qol.unige.ch] [A. Dey, K. Wac, et al., Getting Closer: An Empirical Investigation of the Proximity of User to Their Smart Phones, ACM UBICOMP, 2011 ]
AAL TraiNutri TRAINing and NUTRItion Senior Social Platform
Physical Activity Level Monitoring 4Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012
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 ! www.trainutri.com 5Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012
Algorithm: Raw Data & Sample Median 6Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012 [Papers: GHF’12, AAAI‘12, IWFAR’11, SAA‘11]
AAL WayFiS Way Finding Seniors
WayFiS Application 8Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012 [Papers: ERCIM’12, WIGPT‘11]
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 ! www.wayfis.eu 9Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012
AAL MyGuardian A Pervasive Guardian for Elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairments
Example Use Case 11 [Screenshots by Dutch Freeband AWARENESS project] Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012
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 ! www.myguardian-project.eu 12Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012
COPD24 Tele-monitoring and Tele-Treatment of Chronic Obtrusive Pulmonary Disease
Example Use Case Geneva, Switzerland, 26-27 April 2012 14[Papers: IEEE IM‘11]
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]
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 ]
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 www.qol.unige.ch 17Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 September 2012
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