eWALL Workshop

“Patients at Home: Technologies and Challenges for Independent Living”

eWALL workshop @ GWS 2015, Hyderabad, December 2015

This workshop aims to provide a discussion framework towards Technologies and Challenges for Independent Living. The workshop will focus on:

  • Independent living requirements for senior people and patients
  • Home and body sensing
  • Signal processing for care recipient status understanding
  • Intelligent reasoning for care recipient context and subsequent decisions-making
  • Cloud-based solutions for system scalability
  • User Experience (UX) and usability
  • Evaluation requirements and challenges of systems for independent living

Experienced professionals and researchers in the field will discuss innovative approaches and pinpoint the current gaps in the field with the goal to contribute to the development of a roadmap for the technological challenges of independent living. The workshop will stimulate open discussions and exchange of participants’ personal experience and insights.

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Emerging technologies for ambient assisted living eWALL

September 23–25, 2015, Ohrid

Special Session at the 1st EAI International Conference on Future access enablers of ubiquitous and intelligent infrastructures (FABULOUS)

Wireless radio-based communication technologies have drastically evolved over the past decades to deliver lower cost, higher efficiency, enhanced quality of experience and diversified smart services (e.g., ambient assisted living, smart grid, e-health). Today, there is a large variety of existing communication systems, each conceived with the similar motivation to provide universal service facilities to users, while maintaining or increasing profitability. Interoperable, ubiquitous and dynamic are the key characteristics. The future development of these technologies faces multi-fold challenges, which are determined by the complexity of the myriad of emerging user and usage scenarios, the scarcity of radio spectrum (licensed and unlicensed), and the quest for user-friendly, data-intensive and security-sensitive technology and applications.

This Special Session included novel and unpublished contributions on the above problematics. The Session was chaired by Albena Mihovska (AAU). For more information regarding the presented papers please refer to our documents section under “Papers and Publications”.

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IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2015, London

eWALL workshop @ IEEE ICC 2015, London, June 2015

The 2 nd project workshop held as a one-day event on 12th June 2015 in London, UK. The workshop was under the theme “ICT-enabled services and technologies for eHealth and Ambient Assisted Living” as part of the IEEE ICC 2015 conference

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eWALL demonstration at the ITU-T and Continua Alliance interoperability event

ITU-T eHealth Interoperability, February 10-12, 2015 in Geneva

eWALL has been very active within SG 16 Question 28. eWALL, represented by P01 attends SG16/28 meetings and has contributed to discussions in drafting the new edition of the guidelines. In June 2014, Q28/16 published a document HSTP-H810- „Introduction to the ITU-T H.810 Continua Design Guidelines‟ , to provide a high level overview of the Continua Design Guidelines, an introduction to each of the standards and specifications that were chosen by its members to be part of the design guidelines, and the rationale behind their selection. eWALL was invited to demonstrate at the eHealth Interoperability event on February 10-12, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland at the premises of ITU-T, with a special place at the showcasing event. The event included a testing component, where interoperability testing and conformance (Bluetooth Smart Agents and Health Record Network (HRN) Senders only) testing were conducted.

eWALL poster at the Special Session on Smart Medical Devices

Technical Program of the 8th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC2015), January 13-15, 2015, Lisbon

The purpose of BIOSTEC is to bring together researchers and practitioners, including engineers, biologists, health professionals and informatics/computer scientists, interested in both theoretical advances and applications of information systems, artificial intelligence, signal processing, electronics and other engineering tools in knowledge areas related to biology and medicine. BIOSTEC is composed of five co-located conferences, each specialized in a different knowledge area.

Demonstration of eWALL services: Fall detection algorithm

September 2014, UBP, Bucharest

The algorithm detects a fall in more than 90% of the cases a fall occurred. The local processing of the fall (the transmission of the signal from the wearable module and the algorithm running time ) introduces a delay of maximum 1sec. Processing the same data using the cloud introduces an extra 2-4sec to the processing time. As the fall detection is a sensitive matter the lower the processing time the greater are the chances of saving someone. The proposed implementation is part of a highly virtualized platform, which provides local (i.e., fog) computing, data storage and networking services between end user devices and cloud infrastructure.

Global Wireless Summit 2014, Aalborg

eWALL workshop @ GWS 2014, Aalborg, May 2014

The 1st project workshop held as a one-day event on May 13, 2014 in Aalborg, Denmark, and part of the eWALL dissemination strategy. The workshop was under the theme “TOWARDS SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING: TECHNOLOGY AND USER PERSPECTIVES” and featured interactive presentations and discussions involving the project consortium and end user audience.
Experienced professionals and researchers in the field discussed the innovative approaches and pinpointed the existing gaps in the field with the goal to contribute to the development of a roadmap for enhanced Activities of Daily Living (ADL). The workshop stimulated open discussions and exchange of participants’ personal experience and insights.