Navigation Links
The future of wireless body area networks is the focus of a June 19-20 workshop at WPI
Date:6/8/2011

WORCESTER, Mass. Body Area Networks (BANs) are a new generation of highly localized wireless networks that are expected to support a wide variety of medical applications, from monitoring the functioning of implants, to tracking the health of senior citizens, to performing state-of-the-art endoscopic exams. But if this emerging technological area is to mature into a thriving industry, it will need a better definition of its scope and potential, and a clearer vision for its future.

On June 19-20, 2011, 40 leading experts and executives from academia, the health care and technology industries, and government will come together at an invitation-only workshop at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to try to define that scope and vision. The First Invitational Workshop on Body Area Network Technology and Applications is chaired by Kaveh Pahlavan, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of WPI's Center for Wireless Information Network Studies (CWINS), and sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

"We have invited these experts to WPI, not just to talk about the latest research in the field, but to thoughtfully discuss the field's future," Pahlavan said. "Our goal will be to arrive at a better vision for the innovative research and development that will need to be conductedand fundedto better pave the way for the emerging application of body area networks."

Workshop Highlights

  • Keynote address by John Hines, chief technologist for the NASA Ames Research Center. Among his accomplishments, he created the Astrobionics Integrated Program and Project Team, which develops next-generation wearable and in situ biomedical sensors, biotelemetry, and bioanalytic measurement systems for human spaceflight.

  • Keynote address by William Heetderks, director of extramural science programs for the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering within the National Institutes of Health.

  • Panel discussions on body area network technology, standards, applications, and business development with experts to include

    • Jalal Mapar, program manager, PHASER and GLANSER, Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate

    • Kathy Chester, senior vice president. regulatory and quality, St. Jude Medical Center

    • Charles Farlow, senior program manager in the Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management division of Medtronic

    • Raymond Krasinski, director of standardization for Philips Electronics North America, who manages research and standardization projects directed at the use of sensor networks on or near the body in a health care environment

    • Nathaniel M. Sims, physician advisor, biomedical engineering, Massachusetts General Hospital, and assistant professor of anesthesia, Harvard Medical School

    • Vahid Tarokh, professor of electrical engineering at Harvard University, whose innovations in wireless communication are included in numerous standards and in more than a billion wireless devices worldwide

    • David Cave, director of Gastrointestinal Research and professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, a pioneer in the use of video capsule endoscopy, and the author of two books on the topic

    • Kamran Sayrafian, program manager at the Information Technology Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, who leads several strategic projects focused on pervasive information technologies in health care

The workshop on body area networks is the latest in a long series of workshops and symposia organized by CWINS that have brought together leading figures in wireless technology to help shape the wireless industry at key points in its evolution. These began in 1991 with the world's first workshop on wireless local area networks (LANs), and include some of the earliest meetings on cell phone technology, WiFi, and wireless geolocation.

"For each of these meetings," Pahlavan said, "our goal has been to gather the key thinkers from a broad range of fieldsexperts in technology, standards, applications, and business developmentto help define and kickstart nascent technologies and nurture the development of new industries."


'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Dorsey
mwdorsey@wpi.edu
508-831-5609
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Governor Rendell Proposes Budget With No Tax Increase, More Money for Public Schools, Strategy for Jobs, Plan to Address Future Deficits
2. ChangingHomeCare.com Launches Effort to Promote Future of Homecare
3. GUMCs Lombardi Hosts Symposium Exploring Future of Cancer Research and Personalized Medicine
4. Physics for the nations future
5. PureSafety and EHS Today Launch Future Leaders in EHS
6. The Future of Cosmetic Dermatology: Leading Dermatologist Dr. David Goldberg Discusses the Latest Facial Rejuvenation Techniques
7. Neutrons poised to play big role in future scientific advances
8. UNC study: Obese 3-year-olds show early warning signs for future heart disease
9. Future Heart Disease May Be in Store for Obese Kids
10. Brain scans could be marketing tool of the future
11. Medicines Future Could Lie in Each Patients Genome
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... MadgeTech will be showcasing its line of data logging products , ... MadgeTech headquarters. With products sold in more than 100 countries around the world, MadgeTech ... , In 2012, NASA strategically set up 17 RHTemp101A MadgeTech data loggers around ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... An April Gallup survey found rising health care ... of Sun Health Senior Living (SHSL) may not share those same worries ... prescription copays for the year, while holding the line on increasing their contributions, including ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Leadership of ... today announced the organization has earned its ISO 13485 certification, indicating the company’s ... with all rules and policies associated with ISO quality standard 13485. , ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... North Cypress Medical Center hosted its 9th Annual ... With the help of community partners, the event organizers raised $45,000 for the ... service members and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support. , A ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... FL (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... The ... of events featuring guest speaker Dr. Adonis Maiquez MD, ABAARM. Dr. Adonis , ... and Regenerative Medicine, and a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine. , He ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... 25, 2016 Digital Health Dialog, LLC ... by the US Patent and Trademark Office of ... proprietary processes for electronic opt-­in and processing of ... programs, HIPAA compliance and otherwise. Logo - ... "Our technology allows for individuals to ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Niederländische Chirurgen ... die es Ärzten erlaubt, ihre Expertise weltweit zu ... kombiniert Live Streaming mit einer Instant-Messaging-Funktion und der ... Mediziner in Europa, Afrika, Asien und den ... die Plattform registriert. Information und Weiterbildung   ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... May 24, 2016  Diana Russell suffers from a ... from the inside out.  This disease has put her ... her children and grandchildren to leave her home.  Because ... family cannot haul the wheelchair.  So if there is ... and Diana is left to wait for the bus. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: