Welcome to the Wearables and Medical IoT Interoperability & Intelligence Workshop (WAMIII) 2018. 

Our Mission Focuses on 3 Key Components:

1)  To enable a discussion of how to better improve wearable, wireless sensor interoperability with our healthcare system – the current challenges and promise.

2)  To enable a discussion of the importance of the data collection, maintenance, and sharing capabilities from digital citizens as it relates to their health and wellbeing.

3)  To determine where the priority areas exist after these discussions for standardization work and interoperability research and guidance.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

09:15 – 16:00

Pfizer Research Technology Center
1 Portland St
Cambridge, MA 02139
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About WAMIII 2018

It is a complicated, but promising time for the healthcare industry and those companies and researchers peripherally impacting consumer engagement with health through sensors, data and design. The 2018 WAMIII Workshop is intended for attendees who are interested in learning about the current promise and challenges surrounding the interoperability of wearable device data and other health data with our current healthcare system. Speakers will include medical executives, sensor developers, engineers, regulators, and those working in key emerging areas such as blockchain and data standardization. Through the expansion of the Internet of Things and increasing adoption of wearable devices for monitoring health, there is an opportunity for advancing technology with interoperability and standardization efforts in parallel so that we may better prioritize overall human wellness. IEEE Standards Association is excited to host this discussion with key partners including the IEEE Sensors Council, and WRCNC.

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Breakfast and lunch with coffee/snack breaks as well.

With recent inclement weather heading towards the East Coast, we understand that there are questions regarding whether the event will be starting as planned. Given the expected conditions and the potential delays in transportation to the site, we open the day with breakfast and registration at 9:15am ET (an hour delay). The program will start at 10am. The new agenda with delayed start timing is posted below. For those that are experiencing travel challenges and will be unable to make it – please contact Julie Radlinski (julieann.berkley@gmail.com).

09:15 - 10:00Breakfast, Registration, Networking
10:00 - 10:15IEEE Welcome & IntroductionAlpesh ShahIEEE Standards Association
10:15 - 10:50KEYNOTE - Trends, Challenges & Promise of Wearable Sensor Data & IOT in HealthcareMichael DillhyonHealthBank
10:50 - 11:15New Wave of Opportunity: Blockchain for Clinical DataEd BukstelClinical Blockchain
11:15 - 11:30BREAK
11:30 - 11:55Blockchain for PharmaMaria PalombiniIEEE Standards Association
11:55 - 12:20Patient-Centric Medicine & Everyone Included(TM)Dr. Larry ChuStanford Medicine X
12:45 - 13:30LUNCH
13:30 - 13:55Strategic Use of Wearables for Clinical UtlilizationLisa Gualtieri, PhDTufts University School of Medicine
13:55 - 14:20The Future of Immersive Cities ICAIDGerard Hayes, PhDWireless Research Center of North Carolina
14:20 - 14:45BREAK
14:45 - 15:00Next Steps - Joint Task Force MeetingSri ChandraIEEE Standards Association
15:00 - 16:00Task Force/WorkshopSri Chandra / Gerry HayesIEEE SA / WRCNC

Optional Bonus:

Tour of the “Wearable Wireless Lab” at NorthEaster University
When: Thursday January, 2018 @ 08:00
Where: We will meet at the Dana Research Center (110 Forsyth Street, 4th Floor) on the Northeastern Campus


Pfizer Research Technology Center
1 Portland Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Parking – There are very few metered parking spots hear the location, however, only 2 blocks over is the Technology Square Garage where you will pay $10 / 1 hr, $22 / 3 hrs, and $32 / day.  The address for the garage: 800 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139.  Get directions.

Public Transportation – The Kendall Square subway stop is just a couple blocks walk to the building. You can find the stop off of the Red Line. The main subway line in and out of Cambridge is the Red Line, there are not many other options beyond Uber/Lift/Taxi or the bus.


Boston Marriott Cambridge

50 Broadway
Cambridge,  MA  02142

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Residence Inn Cambridge

120 Broadway
Cambridge, MA  02142

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Hyatt Regency Cambridge

575 Memorial Dr.
Cambridge, MA  02139

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Liberty Hotel

215 Charles Street
Boston, MA  02114

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Le Meridien Cambridge/MIT

20 Sidney Street
Cambridge, MA  02139

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If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Julie Radlinski, IEEE Standards Association
(714) 612 -3835