The University of Rochester’s Center for Future Health is a national catalyst for the creation and validation of non-invasive personal health technology for self care, mobile care, and home care.
Automated Health Assessment
- Molecular Monitoring and Smart Bandage Technology. We are creating a system of sensors that rapidly detect pathogens, allergens, and general health status.
- Motion Understanding. We are learning how to interpret changes in activity patterns that may indicate patient fatigue, mood changes, lung or cardiovascular disease.
Personal Health Assistant
- Conversational Personal Medical Assistant. We are developing easy-to-use conversational interfaces for applications such as medication management and dietary adherence.
- Continuous Assessment. We’re learning how continuous data gathering and analysis can improve health decision-making.
- Middleware. We believe that sensor network applications, especially those found in the home, may be built on top of existing protocols (e.g., IEEE 802.11, Bluetooth), and thus some coordination framework is needed to leverage the flexibility that exists in both standardized and non-standardized network protocols. However to make these protocols more useful, application designers would benefit from a middleware that encapsulates the protocols, providing a high-level interface.
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