VIP WG e/m-Health and Wearables

Vision

Develop an e/m-Health and wearables vertical industry paradigm to expose the requirements of such systems (HaaS) to be 5G enabled. Get the experts from this vertical industry involved in the WWRF VIP and beyond.

Objectives

The objectives of the e/m-Health and wearables VIP are to:

  1. Develop Application Scenarios
  2. Identify User Requirements, i.e. Develop a Framework for Successful HaaS Systems
  3. Identify Technical Requirements in collaboration with third parties (5G PPP, ITU-R, 3GPP, IEEE, ETSI) and e/m-Health and wearables stakeholders
  4. Provide business cases to demonstrate the new business models and value chains
  5. Prepare and demonstrate a 5G e/m-Health and wearables paradigm to wide audiences and stakeholders in Europe and beyond

Figure 1. 5G in e/m-Healthand wearables

The above objectives will be realised by investigating various evolutions in healthcare by selecting a specific domain and focusing on the following:

  • New care pathways (clinical processes)
  • Digital transformation of medical and pharmaceutical industries
  • Added value for healthcare data - big data in healthcare
  • Assisted living and prevention

Case study parameters (and KPIs)

  • 5G networks need to target:
    • low power consumption
    • cost efficiency
    • flexibility for future evolutions
  • But healthcare and wearables use cases will require:
    • homogenous experience from outdoor to deep-indoor
    • higher typical throughput per user/ application
    • Smart IoT
    • High security
    • Ultra Low Cost deployments
    • Emergency management
  • Develop Application scenarios (define, specify, develop)
  • User Requirements (identify stakeholders and industry players needs)
  • Technology Requirements in collaboration with WWRF stakeholders and partners
  • Include the e/m-Health and wearables VIP in the 5GIA pre-structuring model and create further collaborations with the 5G PPP

Stakeholders approached (and we have positive feddback)

  • Kingston University London, UK
  • Huawei, China
  • Orange, France
  • Cosmote, Greece
  • Real Wireless, UK
  • NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  • AHEPA Hospital, Greece
  • University of Sheffield, UK
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece
  • Stanford University, USA
  • Intel, US and Germany
  • Vidavo, Greece
  • CTTC, Spain
  • 5G PPP – 5GIA (VIA)
  • 3GPP
  • EETT (Hellenic Telecoms and Posts Commission), Greece
  • Beijing University of Posts and Telecoms (BUPT), China

Milestones for the first 6 months

  • Engagement of e/m-Health and wearables suppliers, device manufacturers and clinicians (Jan 2016)
  • Kick off workshop on February 10th in Thessalonica, Greece and presentation in MWC 2016 (Feb 2016)
  • Use case development[1], phase 1 by interviewing stakeholders (Apr 2016)
  • Use case development, phase 2 application scenario (May 2016)
  • Presentation of WP1 in the Beijing WWRF meeting (June 2016)
  • Organisation of EuCNC e/m-Health and wearables workshop and wider presentation of our WP1

[1] Focused on the case of MS (multiple sclerosis) in collaboration in the World MS Federation.

White Papers

We will develop a set of white papers over the two years life span of the WG. These white papers will demonstrate the e/m health and wearables paradigm under the 5G ecosystem using a specific healthcare domain as an example. The following white papers are proposed:

WP1: Requirements - Capturing e/m-Health and wearables systems requirements and user acceptance in the 5G ecosystem

  • Timeline: Feb 2016 – Oct 2016
  • Initial results will be presented in the WWRF 36th meeting in Beijing and contribute to 3GPP
  • Outcomes to include business case scenarios to demonstrate changes using a specific healthcare domain
  • Final paper to be presented in the WWRF 37th meeting in Kassel, Germany.

WP2: Design and specify an e/m-Health and wearables System Architecture in the 5G Ecosystem – Prototype Specs

  • Based on the Business Case Scenarios produced in WP1
  • Timeline Nov 2016 – Apr 2017
  • Initial results will be presented in the WWRF 37th meeting in Kassel

Final paper to be presented in the Spring of 2017 in Taiwan.

Actions of the e/m-Health VIP (1st year)

  • Collaboration with 5G PPP – Presentation of the VIP in 5GIA meeting in Brussels (9th Nov. 2015)
  • Kick-off of the WWRF e/m-Health and wearables VIP Workshop in Thessaloniki, Greece (8th February 2016)
  • Presentation of the VIP in Mobile Congress in Barcelona (Feb 2016)
  • Presentation of WP1 (ToC) in the WWRF 36th meeting in Beijing, China (May 2016)
  • Host a WWRF e\m-Health and wearables VIP workshop in EUCNC 2016 conference (Athens, Greece, June 2016)
  • Host a WWRF e\m-Health and wearables VIP workshop in IEEE Healthcom 2016 conference (Munich, Germany, September 2016)
  • Presentation of the final WP1 in the WWRF 37th meeting in Kassel, Germany (Sept 2016)

Events planned

Presentation of WP1 (ToC) in the WWRF 36th meeting in Beijing, China

Host a WWRF e\m-Health and wearables VIP workshop in EUCNC 2016 conference

Host a WWRF e\m-Health and wearables VIP workshop in IEEE Healthcom 2016 conference

Presentation of the final WP1 in the WWRF 37th meeting in Kassel, Germany

Contact

WG will run for two years (Jan 2016 – Dec 2017). We plan to update this document, after eight months from the WG kick-off, with our plans and activities for the second year.



Workshops

More information about the kick-off workshop on 10th of February >>>