Wearable sensors for telemedicine

Modul Number11860
Responsible Staff MemberProf. Dr. rer. nat. Langendörfer, Peter
Direct contactElisabeth Vogel, M.Sc.
Language of Teaching / ExaminationGerman
Teaching me­thodsLecture + Exercise
Duration1 semester
Frequency of OfferOn special announcement
Recommended PrerequisitesNone
ContentsWearable sensors and mobile Health (mHealth) devices are considered a key technology for enabling on-body telemedicine approaches. Such methods may ensure significantly more mobile and comprehensive ambulant health care services that enable to process and analyse data already on site of the patient, e.g. to detect emergencies. The lecture introduces different approaches and existing telemedicine infrastructures using wearable sensors with focus on Germany and Europe. Based on this, the key components of wearables and their complex requirements for utilizing captured data are reflected from both technological and medical perspectives. Students will additionally learn about different industrial standards as well as necessary criteria for legal approval of mHealth solutions and discuss these aspects with regard to real world examples.
Learning Outcome
  • Understanding the goals of telemedicine
  • Deep knowledge of thematic terminology
  • Knowledge about key components and criteria of wearable sensors
  • Introduction to legal frameworks and standards
  • Critical discussion of approval criteria for mHealth systems
Module ExaminationPrerequisite + Final Module Examination (MAP)
Assessment Mode for Module ExaminationPrerequisite:
  • Successful completion of exercise assignments
Final module examination:
  • Oral examination, 45 min.

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