Seminar: The Transition from Cards to Portable Devices and Sensor Networks for Wireless Personalized Health Services
Modern healthcare in the 21st century aims at involving citizen and health professionals alike entitling especially citizens to take over responsibility for their own health status. New technologies (Internet, mobile phones, sensors, etc.) enable patients to actively participate in healthcare processes. It’s not any longer just health data storage data cards; it’s an ongoing personalization of health services including application of portable devices and sensors/actors stipulating the personalized health approach which offers a real chance for practicing high quality wireless personalized shared care. The workshop jointly organized by EFMI WG “Personal Portable Devices (PPD)” and ISO/IEC JTC 1 “Study Group on Sensor Networks (SGSN)” will therefore aim at identifying a set of criteria/factors determining the application of personalized portable devices, sensors, and actors in a wireless healthcare and welfare, the paradigm change from health cards to wireless health devices, and the citizen’s confidence in, and acceptance of, the underlying technologies and methods. The presentations are based on experience from different national, European and international projects and standardization activities as well as existing and emerging routine implementations in the domain.

Friday 26 June 08:30 - 10:30
Hotel Bristol

Key Questions to Be Raised

  • Who represents the driving forces for the paradigm shift towards wireless and device-based health service provision?
  • Can such a device be used for seamlessly providing identity management, health data including vital signs, health information, and access to related wireless health services?
  • What are the new requirements arising from adopting and adapting solutions from other domains?
  • How can the approach of industrial investigation of oil and gas pipeline to find holes and flow-stop, and the localization of dangerous bottle necks be transferred to the medical field?
  • How can nano-technology be applied to investigate human beings to, e.g., finding vessel blood-stop?
  • Can such a device incorporate the advantages of nowadays cards and chips?
  • Can security, safety, and privacy be guaranteed while applying such devices?
  • What are the key science and technology trends in personalized healthcare?
  • How can health management scenarios benefit from sensors and devices?

Speakers and Presentations

The workshop is jointly organized by EFMI Working Group Personal Portable Devices (PPD) and ISO/IEC JTC 1 “Study Group on Sensor Networks (SGSN). It aims at analyzing the topics related to portable devices, sensor networks, and the personalization of the devices and from the groups’ own perspective allowing a comprehensive view on the application of sensors and devices as such. Followed by a concluding and summarizing discussion with the audience, the invited speakers and their presentations are:

From chip cards to personalized portable devices and sensor networks

Peter Pharow (Germany)

Intelligent chips – an adviser towards health support for the wireless patient Pekka Ruotsalainen (Finland)
NFC – Near Field Communication mobile phones as enabler for wireless health services Tomas Trpisovsky (Czech Republic)
Standard for Personalized eHealth Services Françoise Petersen (France)
Intelligent transport including support for sensor networks Asbjorn Hovsto (Norway)
Sensor networks for optimization of blood bag logistics in hospitals Fritz Meier (Germany)
Collaborative Information Processing in Sensor Networks Qiang Pan (China)


Published January 29, 2009