Living conditions, scientific knowledge and technologies are factors that have contributed to an increase in lifetime. However, prolonging life cannot be an end in itself, and it is necessary that this lifetime have good quality.
Thus, the themes "prolong independent living" and "aging well" have been increasingly focused and in which Europe offers today many financial support. The technology that has aided in prolonging life, should likewise help to "age well".
The development of techniques based on artificial intelligence, to extract knowledge and explore classification and prediction models from data obtained in continuous monitoring systems based on sensors combined with learning systems, will be an important contribution to improving the quality of life especially in older population. Of course, the ethical, legal and safety aspects cannot be forgotten as well as usability and accessibility issues that are critical in the successful implementation of any system.
Against this backdrop, we intend to discuss technological solutions based on mobile and wearable technologies in supporting the healthcare and welfare of the general population, giving the opportunity to present new solutions, new ideas, developed studies and developing and disseminating results to create synergies and bridges for development and technological innovation.
• Chronic disease management with wearable devices
• Mobile and Cloud Computing in pervasive healthcare
• Usability and Acceptability
• Assessment methods
• Interface and Control Systems
• Context Aware Technologies
• Wearable technologies for health and wellness monitoring
• Security, privacy and trust
• Technologies to support continuous monitoring
• Advanced Data Analysis Techniques and Information Fusion
• AI techniques applied to biometric data
• Activity monitoring systems (indoor/outdoor)
• Object and Activity recognition
Joaquim Gonçalves, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, LIACC, Portugal
Nuno Sousa, Universidade do Minho, Instituto das Ciências da Vida e da Saúde, Portugal
Provisional Program Committee (to be completed and confirmed)
Brígida Mónica Faria, David Carneiro, José Miguel Pêgo, Vítor Hugo, Luís Ferreira, Nuno Lopes, Patrícia Leite, Rui Gonçalves, Cristina Cunha, Maria de Mar, Patrício Costa, João Carlos Silva, Jorge Mendonça, Estela Vilhena