“We are working to expand the scope of wearable devices from medical, safety, and well-being to more generic scenarios encountered in everyday life.”
—IBM scientist Bruno Michel
Intelligent wearable devices have entered our daily lives
Most users permit them to upload their data automatically to the cloud for interpretation and display on their mobile devices. However, proprietary protocols, algorithms and the limited quality of sensor data have limited the successful deployment of these technologies in the medical space.
We combine data from devices from different manufacturers, together with novel sensors, and a patient’s medical history to create a contextual patient model.
We also combine wearable fitness and healthcare devices with cloud data-analytics and cognitive user interfaces to medically supervise and support patients and to facilitate home-care models for cases where long-term hospitalization was required in the past.
“Of Big Brains and Tiny Devices: Here Comes the Internet of the Body”
Bruno Michel, IBM Scientist