The paradigm of consumer-centric healthcare and wellness solutions is steadily shifting towards the ability to provide healthcare as a service, whereby the health and wellness information of a person can be seamlessly integrated into various everyday activities. The multitude of sensors that surround us in the form of smartphones, wearable devices, and infrastructure (workstation devices, WiFi, iBeacon, etc.) are core enablers of this paradigm shift, and allows fine-grained sensing and inference of the user’s context, physiological attributes, and needs. Such sensing and detection, in tandem with intelligent intervention and persuasion techniques, provide a compelling closed-loop healthcare technology for consumers. This technology need not be confined to a single application or a device, and in fact, must be a part of the cyber-physical ecosystem that surrounds the user, thus realizing the “IoT of health” vision.
Internet of things (IoT) enabled healthcare segment is expected to hit $117 billion by 2020. This workshop focuses on bringing to the fore the key research challenges, systems, devices, and methods to enable the “IoT of Health” vision. The workshop will include discussions on different perspectives emerging from designing low-level sensors/devices, inference/analytics on sensing data, along with intelligent persuasive interventions/feedback techniques. Also, the workshop will have an active participation from clinicians, behavioral scientists, systems researchers, as well as entrepreneurs.