Welcome to Wireless Health 2014

The  Wireless Health Scientific Conference  annual series convenes the vanguard international research communities in wireless technologies and mobile health research.  Wireless Health 2014, hosted this year at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, invites cutting edge wireless, connected and mobile health research from engineering, computer science, biomedical and health disciplines.

The mission of the Wireless Health conference is to provide the highest‐quality academic, health and industrial research forum to develop an international community that will accelerate the development and adoption of new technologies for improving health and lowering costs. Central to this mission is the creation of a nurturing research forum that communicates the latest developments in the field, creates an opportunity for transdisciplinary collaboration, and provides an archival venue for the progress being achieved. This unique meeting brings together members of the medical and health research community, device manufacturers, clinical and health service providers, government leaders, and policy makers. Wireless Health 2014 will offer an outstanding set of peer‐reviewed papers and abstracts, interactive workshops, emerging application demonstrations, and world‐renowned invited speakers.

Highlights of the 2014 Conference

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2014 Keynote: Bonnie Spring, Ph.D.

Dr. Spring is Director of the Center for Behavior and Health and Professor of Preventive Medicine, Psychology, Psychiatry, and Public Health at Northwestern University. She is also Team Science Director and Co-Program Leader for Cancer Prevention at Northwestern. Her scientific interests focus on interventions to promote healthy lifestyle change, including the development and testing of technology supported treatments.
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2014 Keynote: David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P

Dr. Blumenthal is president of The Commonwealth Fund, a national philanthropy engaged in independent research on health and social policy issues. He is formerly the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief Health Information and Innovation Officer at Partners Healthcare System in Boston. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, with the charge to build an interoperable, private, and secure nationwide health information system and to support the widespread, meaningful use of health IT.
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2014 Keynote: Young Sohn

Young Sohn is president and chief strategy officer for Samsung Electronics. He leads development and implementation of the strategy behind the global innovation and future technology investment agenda for Samsung Electronics’ Device Solutions Group – a business that develops the fundamental, underlying technologies for a $188 billion enterprise employing more than 270,000 people in 79 countries.

2014 Keynote: Pedro P. Irazoqui, Ph.D.

Dr. Irazoqui is director of Purdue's Center for Implantable Devices, associate head for research and associate professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, and associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. His group develops wireless implantable devices for various potential applications including monitoring and suppression of epileptic seizures; prosthesis control for injured military personnel; modulation of cardiac arrhythmias; treatment of depression, and gastroparesis, a partial paralysis of the stomach; and monitoring and therapeutic modulation of intraocular pressure for glaucoma.
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2014 Keynote: John Lach, Ph.D.

John Lach is Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia (UVa). He has been the PI or co-PI on over 30 grants and has published over 100 refereed papers, including four Best Paper Awards. His primary research interests include wireless health, body sensor networks, embedded systems, and digital system design methodologies.