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SmartMedDev 2015Special Session on Smart Medical Devices - From Lab to Clinical Practice
Chair(s): Giovanna Sannino and Jan Sliwa

Special Session on Smart Medical Devices - From Lab to Clinical Practice - SmartMedDev 2015


Giovanna Sannino
Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking
Jan Sliwa
Bern University of Applied Sciences

The goal is to discuss the problems hindering widespread adoption of smart medical devices - software based, wireless, implantable and wearable. Many brilliant ideas remain in the laboratory and never reach the clinical practice. Current process of premarket approval and postmarket surveillance of medical devices seems not adequate for heterogeneous, highly variable, software based devices. We especially focus on aggregated devices, having a set of sensors / actuators connected to a smartphone communicating with remote institutions. We want to ensure the daily operation of such composite systems and to assess the quality of various technical solutions and therapy methods. We want to provide a convenient forum to a balanced group of device developers, system integrators and clinical practitioners.