Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
Location: Gould Simpson (GS) 701
Speaker: Ahyoung Choi, Assistant Professor, Gachon University, Republic of Korea
Title: Health sensing by wearables and its application to obesity management and vital sign monitoring
Precision medicine is an emerging approach to focus on prevention and treatment considering individual differences in genes and lifestyles rather than focusing on diagnosing the disease in a uniform way by population-based statistics and science. This approach accelerates the health monitoring and wellness monitoring device market and its integration of traditional medical records with the viewpoint of big data. For example, GearFit, Fitbit, Jawbone, G Watch Urbane and other wearable devices monitor daily exercise activity, sleep quality, and dietary habits for wellness monitoring. Portable blood pressure monitors and patch-type ECG measurement sensors collect health-related data in an unobtrusive way in daily life for health monitoring. However, such health-sensing wearable devices and methods have not yet been used as a substitute for digital healthcare widely because of low usability as well as low accuracy. This talk introduces health sensing and analysis method using wearable devices in everyday life while ensuring usability in obesity management and vital sign monitoring.
Ahyoung Choi is currently an assistant professor in the department of software at Gachon University (Seongnam, Republic of Korea). She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in the department of information and communications at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technologies (Gwangju, Republic of Korea) in 2005 and 2011, respectively. She was a visiting scholar at Institute for Creative Technologies at University of Southern California (CA, USA) from 2011 to 2012 and worked at Samsung Electronics (Suwon, Republic of Korea) from 2012 to 2016. Her research interests include physiological signal processing, and human-computer interaction and its application to mobile healthcare systems.
Host: Stephen Kobourov