ICME 2009 Workshop - Multimedia Aspects in Pervasive Healthcare

July 3, 2009 - New York City, New York, U.S.A

General Information

Human health and performance are broad terms that describe the quality of life but are difficult to quantify.Human health can be broadly identified by two components: physical health and mental health. While there is no “official” definition for mental health (considering cultural differences and subjective assessments), physical health is typically attributed to health of various body organs including muscles, bones, and joints. Human performance can be considered as “focused behavior” or “purposeful work” and hence performance is typically domain specific such as sports performance, or performance of a physically challenged person.

Recent advances in various technologies for medical sensors, computing, and wireless communication have resulted in monitoring, tracking, and quantifying the physical health. Providing ubiquitous health care and performance monitoring have thus become feasible, affordable, and in many cases indispensable.