Tutorial: Unobtrusive Smart Sensing and Pervasive Computing for Healthcare: Cardiorespiratory and Physical Rehabilitation Assessment

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Unobtrusive Smart Sensing and Pervasive Computing for Healthcare: Cardiorespiratory and Physical Rehabilitation Assessment

Octavian Postolache




The ageing phenomena requires the development in the near future of the new systems and services that will provide increasing of healthcare quality,with increased acceptance by the users  reducing also the costs. In this context the distinguished lecture will presents a set of vital signals and daily activity monitoring unobtrusive solutions as so as the appropriate signal processing associated with the measurement channels. Will be highlighted:

- Vital signals acquisition and processing by embedded devices in clothes and/or accessories  or in walking aids and physical rehabiltatio devices. The strength and drawbacks regarding cardiac and respiratory assessment capabilities, the studies on cardiac sensing accuracy estimation and artefacts influence on cardiac function sensing through capacitive coupled electrocardiography, electromechanical film sensor and microwave Doppler radar ballistocardiography, reflective photoplethismography will be discussed.

- Motor activity sensing through microwave motion sensor, MEMS inertial measurement as so as the appropiate signal processing will be considered for presentation. The user motivation and the novel technologies associated with remote physiotherapy including serious game  as so as unobtrusive evaluation of training efficiency based on thermography will be conidered, also as part of outstanding ongoing project "TailoredPhy founded by Portuguese Foundation on Science and Technology Foundation. (Fundação Para Ciência e Tecnologia).

Prof. Dr. Octavian Adrian Postolache (M’99, SM’2006) graduated in Electrical Engineering at the Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania, in 1992 and he received the PhD degree in 1999 from the same university, he worked as assistant professor. In 2000 he became principal researcher of Instituto de Telecomunicações and Assistant Professor of EST/IPS Setubalin 2001. In 2012 he joined ISCTE-IUL Lisbon where he is currently assistant professor. His fields of interests are smart sensors for biomedical and environmental applications, pervasive sensing and computing, wireless sensor networks, signal processing with application in biomedical and telecommunications, non-destructive testing and diagnosis based on smart eddy currents smart sensors, computational intelligence with application in automated measurement systems. He is currently leader of project regarding the implementation of Electronic Health Records for Physiotherapy (EHR-Physio). He is vice-director of Instituto de Telecomunicações/ISCTE-IUL delegation, and he was leader of several collaboration projects between the Instituto de Telecomunicaçoes and the industry such as Home TeleCare project with Portuguese Telecommunication Agency for Innovation (PT Inovação), Integrated Spectrum Monitoring project with National Communication Agency (ANACOM). He is active member of national and international research teams involved in Portuguese and EU and International projects.Dr. Postolache is author and co-author of 10 patents, 7 books, 15 book chapters, 65 papers in international journals with peer review, more than 230 papers in proceedings of international conferences.He is IEEE Senior Member I&M Society, IEEE  Distinguished Lecturer Instrumentation and Measurement Society,  chair of IEEE I&MSTC-13 Wireless and Telecomunications in Measurements, member of IEEEI&MSTC-17, IEEEI&MSTC-18,  IEEE I&MS TC-25, IEEE EMBS Portugal Chapter, He is active member of IEEE IMS TC-25 Subcommittee on Objective Blood Pressure Measurement Standard. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal and IEEE Transaction on Instrumentation and Measurement, chair of IEEE MeMeA 2014 and received IEEE best reviewer and the best associate editor in 2011 and 2013. He was involved in the organization of different conferences thus he was member of IMEKO World Congress Organizing Committee, 2009. He served as co-chair of Sensornets 2012, Rome, Italy, Sensornets 2013 Barcelona, Spain, and Sensornets 2014, Lisboa, Portugal, and as chair of Pervasive HealthCare Workshop, 2012, SanDiego, USA, general chair of IEEE MeMeA 2014, Lisbon, Portugal  and as TPC co-chair of ICST 2014, Liverpool, UK and ICST 2015, Auckland NZ. He is regular member of Technical Committee of IEEE IMTC,  IEEEMeMeA, IEEE IDAACS and IEEE ICST.