IEEE SA presents:

Wearables and Medical IoT Interoperability & Intelligence (WAMIII) Workshops

Security, trust, privacy and interoperability for a connected clinical device ecosystem

There are millions of devices currently in the health ecosystem that monitor and/or deliver life-saving treatment for patients from the hospital bed to the comfort of their living rooms. These “deep technology” health devices are surging in growth and coming in new forms all trying to keep the patients connected to extract data that would lead to better surveillance, diagnostics or treatments. With so many of these devices on or around patients, many questions come to mind: If patients are connected through devices, then how is it they are unconnected from their data? How secure are the devices and the data distribution channels? Where is the data going? Are these devices interoperable? What are the technology limitations of these devices? And the list goes on…

An “Outcomes-Designed” Workshop Series

The Workshop Series is intended for attendees to learn about the opportunities and challenges surrounding data interoperability of wearable devices within the connected health wearable system – users, software, communications, networks, data, hardware, services, firmware and more.  The forum will tackle the following educational objectives with the goal of engaging a diverse community of stakeholders – regulatory, sensor developers, technologists, and health professionals – to participate in wireless testbeds and workstreams for technical standards and industry guidance documentation.

Themes Addressed in ALL WAMIII Workshops

  • TECHNOLOGIES: Creating the seamless PAN (“Patient” Area Network) experience
  • INTEROPERABILITY: Device to device; device to patient
  • END-TO-END SECURITY: From the source through transmission to endpoint
  • TRUST IN THE DATA: Validation and verification of IoMT data without question
  • DATA GOVERNANCE: The patient’s right of privacy and consent to share their data.
  • APPLYING INTELLIGENCE RESPONSIBLY: Using AI and ML Artificial to move IoMT data
    beyond monitoring to address critical challenges in the healthcare system

Outcomes To Date

The workshop series supports the development of consensus-driven technical standards, industry guidance, and overall adoption of clinical grade sensors to be used in clinical and hospital practice settings.  There have already been 3 workshops in 2018. The following outcomes derived and/or contributed to the development of the following projects:

Upcoming Workshop Series

Further evaluating opportunities and development of solutions for closing the disconnect of clinical-grade wearables in us, on us, and around us for healthcare.

Use Cases and Technical Considerations for In-Body Wireless Medical Devices
16th – 17th March 2020
Hunts Library, NSCU

WAMIII is an IEEE Standards Association initiative supported by IEEE SA Life Science and Health Practices, the Connectivity Harmonization of the Digital Citizen Industry Connections Program (IC 17 011 01), Technology and Data Harmonization for Enabling Remote Clinical Trials Industry Connections Program (IC19-004), and the Digital Inclusion Identity Trust and Agency Industry Connections Program (IC17 002 02).