By Po-Chou Liang
The MobiHealth 2014 was organised by the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI), aimed at bringing together researchers and academics in the fields of wireless communications, mobile computing and sensing technologies in support of healthcare. It was held at Margi Hotel in Athens, Greece, from 3rd to 5th November 2014. The main themes of this conference included “eHealth@Home – Infrastructure and services for remote multi-parametering monitoring, analysis and support”, “Advances in Personalized Healthcare Services, Wearable Mobile Monitoring, and Social Media Pervasive Technologies”, “Smart wearable and autonomous devices for wound monitoring and therapy”, and “Advances in Healthcare Applications based on RFID technology”. In total, there were around 250 participants and about 110 papers were presented in plenary and parallel sessions.
In addition to the presentation of my paper titled “Real-time Indoor Patient Movement Pattern Telemonitoring with One-meter Precision”, co-authored with my supervisor, Prof Krause, in a regular session, I was also invited to make a second presentation focusing on the novelty and impact of our work at a Rapid Fire Session, as I was selected as one of the fourteen finalists for the best student paper award. Although eventually I did not win this award, I enjoyed very much attending this conference. Especially, I found it very useful for me to have exchanged ideas about home-based healthcare monitoring and indoor positioning with other participants at this conference.