Human, Medical & Healthcare
How can Intelligent Technologies help transfer sophisticated medical
technology to effective health care? How can we build systems that are
adaptable to their users and easily transferable in other clinical sites?
Physicians and Computer Scientists have been investigating the use of
computers to aid the clinical side of medicine since the middle of last
century. Although in research a great number of promising medical expert
systems exists, few are actually used in the practice of medicine. The
increased use of computers and networking offered by INTERNET, the emergence
of relatively rich and sophisticated electronic medical record systems
can result in a breakthrough. Excessive amounts of data are stored in
medical and pharmacological databases. The interpretation, understanding
and effective use of stored data is one great challenge. Also, adequate
human-computer interfaces and decision support that can really adapt to
the situation are missing from the market. Intelligent Hybrid Systems
that - among others - increase adaptivity and efficiency could successfully
address some of these issues.
Some possible directions SAS can be applied in Human Medical & Healthcare
- Implementation of medical information systems with effective data
mining techniques: inductive learning, clustering, temporal reasoning
- Patient monitoring or bio-signal processing, interpretation data,
- Information visualization: visualization of medical data and visualization
of results, case-based reasoning, construction of decision models to
support medical decision making, discovery of new knowledge and trends,
- Drug design: Pharmacodynamical modeling, prediction of drug activity,
- Intelligent tutoring systems in medicine
- Query and update of medical databases
- Modeling of medical data - Handling multiple and heterogeneous clinical
- Acquisition, maintenance, sharing, and reuse of reasoning knowledge
The Key Nodes involved in Human, Medical & Healthcare applications are
to engage in technology transfer and research according to the activity
plan but also by initiating task forces.
Industrial members should benefit from:
- Receiving free information (case studies, consultancy etc.) provided
by other members.
- Networking for creating consortia for projects as EUNITE provides
a great pool of relevant Academic Research and Industrial partners.
- Identifying the future trends and hot areas in Human, Medical & Healthcare
applications of Smart Adaptive Systems and Hybrid Systems.
- Increased interaction Academia-Industry as it can lead the direction
of academic work in this field
- Contributing relevant benchmark problems (via Technology Transfer)
and get an insight of the benefits SAS can achieve in their specific
- Getting information and training in workshops, tutorials and other
educational activities of EUNITE (via Training and Education) so they
get an advantage vis-a-vis their competitors.