Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TSRB 523A
Speaker: Dr. Emil Jovanov
Speaker’s Title: Professor
Speaker’s Affiliation: Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville
Seminar Title: Integrating Smart Stuff into IoMT: Applications and Challenges
The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is merging health and activity monitoring with the broader Internet of Things framework, facilitating a cohesive health and wellness monitoring ecosystem with seamless data collection. Smart gadgets, such as thermostats, air quality sensors, and intelligent lighting systems provide context of measurements and contribute to an ambient intelligence framework. Physiological monitors integrated into objects of everyday use, that we call “Smart Stuff,” provide exciting new opportunities for seamless monitoring during daily activities, and synergistic processing of information from wearable and environmental sensors within IoMT framework. Wearables and Smart Staff integrated into IoMT ecosystem empower individuals to proactively take control of their own health and manage chronic conditions, but also provide healthcare professionals with wealth of information that can be used for better diagnostic procedures, predictive analytics, timely intervention, and objective assessment of treatment outcomes, ultimately improving patient care and reducing healthcare expenses. In this presentation, we will present our latest research, emerging new applications, and the challenges that need to be addressed for broader IoMT adoption.
Biographical Sketch of the Speaker:
Dr. Emil Jovanov is Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He received his Dipl. Ing. and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, and PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Belgrade. He is recognized as the originator of the concept of wireless body area networks for health monitoring and he is one of the leaders in the field of wearable health monitoring. His research interests include Wearable health monitoring, IoT (Internet of Things), wireless and sensor networks, ubiquitous and mobile computing, and biomedical signal processing. Dr. Emil Jovanov is an IEEE Fellow, and serves as a member of IEEE EMBS Technical Committee on Wearable Biomedical Sensors and Systems, IEEE Open Access Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, and IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, and Editorial Board member of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He published more than 220 papers, 18 book chapters, and 13 U.S. patents.