pHealth 2018

Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health


Blobel, B.,
Yang, B.

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Smart mobile systems, such as microsystems, smart textiles, smart implants, and sensor-controlled medical devices, together with innovative sensor and actuator techniques and related networks, have become important enablers for telemedicine and a new generation of health services. Social media and gamification have added even more knowledge to pHealth as an ecosystem.

This book presents the proceedings of pHealth 2018. Held in Gjøvik, Norway, in June 2018, this is the 15th in a series of scientific conferences which have brought together expertise from medical, technological, political, administrative, and social domains, and even from philosophy or linguistics. Initiated in 2003 as part of a European project, the scope of these conferences now encompasses technological and biomedical facilities, legal, ethical, social, and organizational requirements and impacts, as well as necessary basic research for enabling future-proof care paradigms. The conferences thereby combine medical services with public health, preventive medicine, social and elderly care, wellness and personal fitness to establish participatory, predictive, personalized, preventive, and effective care settings.

The book includes 1 of the 2 keynotes presented at the conference, 4 invited talks, 16 oral presentations, and 7 short poster presentations. All submissions were carefully and critically reviewed by at least two independent experts, and this selective review process resulted in a full papers rejection rate of 50%.

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