E-Health and Mobile Health over 5G Networks 2018

Date: Monday July 9
Time: 11:00 – 4:00
Room: Cypress

Paralleling the rapid, global advancement of wireless networks and technologies, a ubiquitous ecosystem of connected sensors, sensor systems, and internet-of-things (IoT) is being developed.  The objective of these sessions is to establish an environment of collaboration and harmonization of interoperability spanning the multiple networks.  This collaboration is intended to accelerate innovation and foster impactful solutions resulting in improved health, safety, and community resource management.


Time Topic/Title Speaker
Session 1: Applications and Benefits of Wearable and Medical IoT Interoperability
11:00-11:20 Keynote: Trends for Wearable and Medical Devices Ida Sim
11:20-11:40 Bio-Sensor and Bio-Sensor System Trends Larry Chu
11:40-12:00 Performance, Technology Trends, and Current State of Interoperability Ahmed Banafa
12:00-12:20 Industry Opportunities and Expectations Tim Mackey
12:20-1:00 Panel
1:00-2:00 Lunch
Session 2: Mobility/Connectivity/Sensors of the Digital Citizen (Hardware Solutions)
2:00-2:20 Interaction Levels as Defined by the European Interoperability Framework
2:20-2:40 HW/SW Interoperability Challenges Evan Hirsch
2:40-3:00 Data Quality Challenges in the e-Health Domain Purva Rajkotia
3:00-3:20 The Wearable Wireless Testbed Gerry Hayes
3:20-4:00 Panel


Session 1: Applications and Benefits of Wearable and Medical IoT Interoperability

The internet-of-medical-things (IoMT) market is exploding with millions of new devices, creating both economic boom and promise for improved patient care. The data currently generated from these devices could deliver much promise in advancing the future of medicine and clinical research. The explosive growth of this market has brought upon greater demand for more robust and secure devices that can deliver data interoperability, security and trust. The current vulnerabilities of these devices require vested stakeholders – health professionals, regulators, sensor developers, software developers, device manufacturers – to take critical action in exploring frameworks for technical standards and/or policy guidelines to address these critical concerns.

This session will highlight the trends for tapping this well of highly valuable data, and how interoperability of smart/medical devices could help advance the future of medicine.

Session 2: Mobility/Connectivity/Sensors of the Digital Citizen (Hardware Solutions)

This session will focus on the Digital Citizen’s connected relationship to devices and networks, spanning personal area networks of on-body, in-body, and near-body connectivity through local area networks of internet access points (fixed or mobile) to metropolitan area networks.

System-level interoperability gaps within the data stream — from individual sensors and sensor systems through the network — need to be identified to foster optimization of data collection and data transmission, and to meet network challenges and device limitations. Performance can be assessed using a Wearable Wireless Testbed, which is intended to establish a common platform for the development, testing, and certification of wearable and medical-grade wireless sensor systems.


Prof. Ahmed Banafa, IoT Expert, Author, and Keynote Speaker, College of Engineering, San Jose State University

Dr. Banafa has extensive research work with focus on IoT, Blockchain and AI. He served as a faculty at well-known universities and colleges. He is the recipient of several awards, including Distinguished Tenured Staff Award, Instructor of the year and Certificate of Honor from the City and County of San Francisco. He was named as No.1 tech voice to follow by LinkedIn in 2016, featured in Forbes, IEEE-IoT and MIT Technology Review, with frequent appearances on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox TV and Radio stations.

Larry Chu, MD, is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and Executive Director of Stanford Medicine X, the world’s most-discussed academic program on emerging technology and medicine. He is an NIH-funded clinical researcher and conducts research in digital health and patient-centered outcomes research. He has written eight books, over 50 papers and over 50 book chapters in academic anesthesiology. He is a member of the editorial advisory board for The BMJ, one of the most influential general medical journals in the world.


Dr. Gerard Hayes, Director, Wireless Research Center (WRC), and Chair, of IEEE Connectivity Harmonization of the Digital Citizen Industry Connections Program

Dr. Hayes has nearly three decades of experience in government and commercial electromagnetic research and design. Prior to working with the Town of Wake Forest to establish the WRCNC in 2010, Dr. Hayes was the Director of Engineering at GreenWave Scientific where he led the development of antenna and RF circuit designs for a diverse range of DoD applications. At Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA) Inc., Dr.Hayes provided global technical leadership in the Technology and Research organization with contributions to handset antenna design, technology, and radiated performance optimization. At Lockheed Martin (formerly Lockheed Missiles and Space Co.), Dr. Hayes supported research and development efforts for space-based, phased array applications. The scope of his experience encompasses electromagnetic theory, bioelectromagnetics, antenna design, RF circuit analysis, and material engineering. He has participated in the development of international standards for OTA, HAC, and SAR evaluation (including IEEE, IEC, CTIA, and C63 standards). With over 70 US patents, Dr. Hayes has maintained a prominent technical role in the wireless industry.

Evan Hirsch is Managing Partner of Engine Co. 4, LLC a consortium of senior business, creative and technical executives providing strategic direction to clients in games, healthcare and applied research. He is also cofounder at The PlayNice Institute, a company that designs and develops fun, evidence-based biofeedback games that help children overcome anxiety and depression disorders. He founded and launched Health2047, the American Medical Association’s innovation lab. For USC’s Institute for Creative Technology, he provided creative direction for BraveMind MST, a VR exposure therapy tool for Military Sexual Trauma (in clinical testing at the VA) and designed counter-terrorism training games for the US Naval Postgraduate School. He’s taught workshops on creative strategy and creating commercial products from applied research for DARPA, NASA, the WHO, USC and University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Recent clients include; The Pokémon Company, The American Heart Association, The Trimbos Institute (Netherlands), Johnson and Johnson, Redbull High Performance group and Ubisoft. Previously, Evan was Creative Director at Microsoft’s Live Labs incubation unit and for the launch of Surface. At Electronic Arts’ Worldwide Studios, he was Head of Visual Development. He is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center and a Lecturer at Radboud University (Netherlands). In his free time, he is a member of ACM SIGGRAPH’s Executive Committee, and a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Tim Ken Mackey is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Global Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine, the Director of Healthcare Research and Policy at UC San Diego – Extension, and is the Director of the Global Health Policy Institute (www.ghpolicy.org). He holds a BA in Political Science-International Relations, a Masters Degree in Health Policy & Law and also earned his PhD in Global Public Health from the joint doctoral program at UC San Diego – San Diego State University. Prof. Mackey’s work has been featured in high-impact journals such as Science, JAMA, Nature Biotechnology, the Lancet, Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, and BMC Medicine. His research and expertise has also been featured in major news outlets such as CNN, NPR, and POLITICO Pro. His work focuses on an array of multidisciplinary topics in domestic and global public health and healthcare technology and innovation. He also has extensive professional experience including over 10 years experience in the private sector and acting as a consultant for the World Health Organization, the US Department of State and others. He is also currently the co-Chair of the IEEE Standards Association Supply Chain Technology Implementation Industry Connections Program


Ida Sim, University of California San Francisco and Open mHealth.org

Ida Sim, MD, PhD is a primary care physician, informatics researcher, and entrepreneur. She is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she co-directs Informatics and Research Innovation at UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Her research focuses on computational methods for data sharing  and decision making for clinical research and mobile health. She is a co-founder of Open mHealth, a non-profit organization that is building open standards and open source tools for integrating mobile health data. Her mobile health research projects include management of hypertension and depression in primary care, N-of-1 studies on wellbeing and on chronic pain management, and mobile sensor-driven just-in-time adaptive studies for behavior change. She is also a co-investigator with the Mobile Data to Knowledge NIH Center of Excellence that is building analytic platforms for real-time mobile data analysis. Dr. Sim is also co-founder of Vivli, a non-profit organization building a global neutral clinical trials data sharing platform. She previously led the development of the World Health Organization’s International Clinical Trials Registry Platform and the first global trial registration policy.

Dr. Sim has served on multiple advisory committees on health information infrastructure for clinical care and research, including committees of the National Research Council and National Academy of Medicine. She is a recipient of the United States Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Purva Rajkotia is the Director for Industry Strategy & Intelligence reporting into Global Business Strategy & Intelligence (GBSI) with IEEE-SA. In this capacity, Purva is focused on emerging clusters and holds responsibilities for helping to engage ecosystem stakeholders (such as Industry Consortia, relevant SDOs, appropriate IEEE societies) across the globe to ensure sustainable standardization influence and growth.

Purva brings more than 20 years of experience in the technology domain. working in leadership roles at various hi tech organizations including Qualcomm, Samsung, ESPN, Interdigital. He received his bachelor’s degree from University of Mumbai and his Masters in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He also has MBA from Colorado State University.


Gerry Hayes

Wireless Research Center
 Rehan Muzaffer


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