This Meetup focused on Connected Health / the Internet of Health, and was hosted by the Connected Health Innovation Centre at the Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC). NIBEC is at the centre of health technology and sensors for N.I. and would be linked to most of the high tech healthcare companies in NI.
Attendees heard from Professor Jim McLaughlin, who has spent over three years developing pioneering smartphone technology guided by IoT diagnostic devices. This is built on years of technology development in healthcare sensor systems. He outlined how IoT technology has the potential to address chronic conditions, infection control and Self-Management.
Dr Philip Catherwood shared about the development of IoT Network Healthcare demonstrators. This includes the development of a Mobile Blood Testing IoT Diagnostic device which utilises the LoRA network (developed as part of the Qualcomm XPrize $10M competition, which was awarded a stage prize and reached final five of the ongoing competition).
Dr Catherwood also highlighted work which is underway to install the first Sigfox IoT base station in Northern Ireland.
And we heard from Colin MacHale, Director Health and Life Science EMEA, Intel. He discussed healthcare and life sciences applications of Intel technology for personalised medicine and mobility, devices, security, and cloud solutions. Intel believes healthcare based on the uniqueness of the individual is fundamental to better outcomes and new insights for each person and across populations. Achieving this means making personalised healthcare a priority.
Dr Philip Catherwood, Ulster University: presentation
Prof Jim McLaughlin, Ulster University: presentation
Colin MacHale, Intel: presentation