Technical Seminar [On Communication and Bio-Sensors Technologies Integration for Cost-Effective Ubiquitous Healthcare] by Prof. Nizam Agoulmine
Professor Nazim Agoulmine Ph.D., D.Sc., Eng, SMIEEE, University of Evry Val d’Essonne, France.
Countries continue to face the major challenge of economically supporting their welfare systems, particularly medical/health benefits. Without novel solutions to reduce the cost of conventional systems such as cost of hospitalization and specialized institutions, existing welfare systems of many countries will collapse. Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) have been recognized as an important part of the solution to create new cost-effective solutions to reduce the cost of healthcare. (U) Health Smart Home, a home equipped with ICT to support people directly in their home, has been identified by governments and medical institutions, as an important step towards financial savings, as well as a technologically and socially acceptable solution to maintain the current health welfare system. The aim ICT for Ubiquitous Health smart home is to introduce new technological solutions to allow elderly and disabled persons to continue to live a more independent life as long as possible while receiving the required medical and safety assistance. Autonomic systems can be developed to monitor patients’ health status and detect as early as possible any anomaly take appropriate actions. With the help of the U-Health smart home, doctors, nurses and other health-related personnel do not need to be continuously next to the patients and therefore could manage several patients at the same time. This approach will not only reduce the load in hospitals and specialized institutions while continuing to provide a high quality tele-health to patients whenever required but also make viable the possible business models. This presentation aims to highlight the tremendous advances in low-power electronics, nano/bio sensor technologies, wired and wireless network technologies, Information Systems, Decision-making systems, etc and how these technologies will facilitate the introduction and acceptance of (U) and (T) health solutions in our societies.