SEMINAR: Sensor Systems for Mobile Health (April 20, 2016)

Speaker is presenting from UNC-CH


Mobile health (mHealth) is being utilized in several different forms, e.g. elderly monitoring and home healthcare systems, wellness tracking via wearable and mobile sensing systems, and disease management using mobile devices and services in the cloud. This presentation will discuss various challenges facing mHealth. Two mobile and acoustic sensing systems will be described (MUSICAL HEART and AUDITEUR) and a video demonstration will be presented of on-going collaborative research in an asthma monitoring system (ASHTMA GUIDE).

Speaker Bio

Shahriar Nirjon, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is interested in building practical cyber-physical systems that involve embedded sensors and mobile devices, mobility and connectivity, and mobile data analytics. His work has applications in the area of remote health and wellness monitoring, and mobile health. Dr. Nirjon received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and has won a number of awards including two Best Paper Awards at Mobile Systems, Applications and Services (MOBISYS 2014), and the Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS 2012). He has worked as a Research Scientist in the Networking and Mobility Lab at the Hewlett-Packard Labs in Palo Alto, CA and as a Research Intern at Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA. Several of his works have been highlighted in the electronic and print media, including the Economist, New Scientist, and the BBC.

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