Speaker: Dr. Liqiang Nie, research fellow, National University of Singapore
Date: September 24, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.
Location: Room 310, Third Floor, Office Building, Software Campus
Host: Prof. Jun Ma
Sponsor: the School of Computer Science and Technology
Abstract: Recent years have witnessed the revolutionary changes brought about by the development of multimedia technologies. These changes advance many disciplines and industries, and health is no exception. In such context, we observed: 1) with the help of crowd-based and social networking services, healthcare knowledge is more convenient to share, acquire and disseminate among health seekers and providers. This greatly facilitates the doctor-doctor, doctor-patient and patient-patient communication; 2) as compared to the traditional pure textual descriptions, health today is complementarily characterized by multi-modal data, such as images, audios and sometimes the videos. This enables doctors to concisely comprehend the health conditions of the patients; 3) rather than embrace doctors’ orders, patients nowadays actively seek for online health information, and post their disease control experiences. At the same time, they are frequently overwhelmed by uneven health data in quality; and 4) mobiles and other wearable health sensors are equipped by patients and doctors to track the health and exercises. This makes it possible for real-time monitoring and remote health support.
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