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SmartMedDev 2016Special Session on Smart Medical Devices - From Lab to Clinical Practice
Chair(s): Jan Sliwa, Giovanna Sannino and Ivanoe De Falco

Special Session on Smart Medical Devices - From Lab to Clinical Practice - SmartMedDev 2016


Jan Sliwa
Bern University of Applied Sciences
Giovanna Sannino
Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking
Ivanoe De Falco

The goal of this special session is to discuss the problems hindering the widespread adoption of smart medical devices - software based, wireless, implantable and wearable. Many brilliant ideas remain at the level of the proof of concept and never reach the market or the clinical practice.
We focus on high-safety health monitoring and life saving devices. We are especially interested in sets of heterogeneous devices aggregated around a common communication platform (smartphone), based on open standards. In our opinion, aside of technical problems, the adoption of such systems is restrained by organizational issues, like incorporating in therapies applied by hospitals and reimbursed by insurances. This may need a formal approval and calls for a well-organized quality monitoring.