The challenges facing wearable sensor systems

Eric McAdams, Claudine Gehin, Bertrand Massot, James McLaughlin

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    Abstract

    It has been pointed out that, in spite of significant national and international funding programmes, there is a dearth of successfully commercialised wearable monitoring systems. Although problems such as financial reimbursement, device interoperability and the present lack of the required connected healthcare infrastructure are major hurdles to the provision of remote clinical monitoring of home-based patients, the "Mount Everest" of monitoring applications, why are wearable systems not already commercialised and used in less demanding applications? The numerous wearable systems which appear on the Web and even in the literature are, for the most part, basic prototypes unsuited to the demands of real-life applications. SMEs which do seek to commercialise clinically promising systems are unfortunately faced with many challenges and few as yet have survived long enough to successfully commercialise their innovations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationpHealth 2012 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health
    PublisherIOS Press
    Pages196-202
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9781614990680
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event9th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health, pHealth 2012 - Porto, Portugal
    Duration: 26 Jun 201228 Jun 2012

    Publication series

    NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
    Volume177
    ISSN (Print)0926-9630
    ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

    Conference

    Conference9th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health, pHealth 2012
    CountryPortugal
    CityPorto
    Period26/06/1228/06/12

    Keywords

    • Personalised health
    • Sensors
    • Wearable systems

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