The choice of a focus on wearables for preventive strategies
, is because health and care services have failed to keep up with the dramatic demographic shift and life-style related diseases that are experienced in the https//exness-trade.my/is-metatrader-5-gold-trading-halal-or-haram
. Given the strong pressures on the healthcare system, one solution could be to ‘shift the curve’ from high-cost, reactive and bed-based care to care that is preventive and proactive with the help of energy efficient wearable technologies.
The smart systems proposed by CONVERGENCE are foreseen as wearable, wirelessly interconnected, smart, hardware embodiments, enabled by energy-efficient technologies, capable to answer the demands of life-style and medical applications
in terms of autonomy for quasi-continuous collection of data for early detection strategies. These systems will certainly become a part of Internet-of-Things (IoT) and related services for a Quality-of-Life and/or for paradigm changes in the medical field. More recently this concept emerged into the so-called Internet-of-Everything (IoE), which becomes a catch-all phrase to describe adding connectivity and intelligence to just about every device in order to give them special functions. The expected innovation outputs in IoE technologies for healthcare and lifestyle are very high, as they require the interaction of multidisciplinary teams as the ones constituting the CONVERGENCE proposal.
In the approach proposed by CONVERGENCE, part of the information processing and storage could be local, while another part is communicated and processed in the cloud, depending on the application scenario and empowering the user with decisions imposing a high level of privacy and security of the data. By their associated data collection and data analytics, the CONVERGENCE systems are expected to enable personalized advice and assistance, concerning health and interaction with the environment, beyond today’s wireless sensor networks. Proofs of concepts centred on wrist devices and smart patch wearables with multiple convergent sensors, will offer unique solutions for new generations of non-invasive quasi-continuous healthcare applications. At long term, they are expected to form the basis of future generations of human-machine interfaces with capabilities unforeseen today.