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9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

May 20–23, 2015 | Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul, May 20-23 2015

Wednesday May 20th 2015


Venue: Vedat Yerlici Conference Hall, located at the roof of Perkins Hall (The Faculty of Engineering)

WATT 2015 - Workshop on Adaptive Treatments and Therapies

08.30-09.00 Registration

09.00-09.05 Welcome

09.05-10.00 Invited Talk: Prof. Jesse Hoey “Affective Reasoning and Cognitive Assistive Technologies”

10.00-11.00 Invited Talk: Prof. Philip J. Morrow “Gamification Approaches to Adaptive and Personalised Rehabilitation Therapies”

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-12.40 Session 1

“Requirements Identification Towards a Design of Adaptive ICTs for Supporting Bipolar Disorder Treatment in Different Healthcare Contexts”

Emanuele Torri - APSS, Trento Italy, Oscar Mayora – CREATE-NET, Italy, Jesús Cobo , Diego Palao - CSPT, Spain

“Improving classification of posture based attributed attention assessed by ranked crowd-raters“

Patrick Heyer, Jesús J. Rivas, Luis Enrique Sucar, Felipe Orihuela-Espina - National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Mexico

12.40-14.20 Lunch

14.20-15.30 Session 2

“Haptic Feedback in Motor Hand Virtual Therapy Increases Precision and Generates Less Mental Workload”

Cristina Ramírez–Fernández, Alberto L. Morán, Eloísa García–Canseco - Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico

“Detecting affective states in virtual rehabilitation”

Jesús J.Rivas, Felipe Orihuela-Espina, L.Enrique Sucar - Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE)-Mexi co, Lorena Palafox, Jorge Hernández-Franco - Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía (INNN), Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze - University College of London (UCL), United Kingdom

15.30-15.50 Panel on the Future of ATT’s

15.50-16.00 Closure

16.00 Coffee Break

PHSCD 2015 - Workshop on Personal Health Systems for Chronic Diseases

08.30-09.20 Registration

09.20-09.40 Welcome

Session I, Data Analysis and Data Representation in Personal Health Systems

09.40-10.00 “A Comparative Study between SVM and Fuzzy Inference Systems for the Automatic Prediction of Sleep Stages and the Assessment of Sleep Quality”

Chris Panagiotou, Ioakeim Samaras, John Gialelis, Petros Chondros, Dimitris Karadimas / University of Patras, Greece

10.00-10.40 “Modelling and Simulation for Major Incidents”

Eleonora Pacciani - University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy, Alessandro Borri - CNR-IASI Biomathematics Laboratory, Rome, Italy, Paolo Maurizio Soave, Daniele Gui, Sabina Magalini - Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy, Simona Panunzi, Claudio Roberto Gaz - CNR-IASI Biomathematics Laboratory, Rome, Italy, Pasquale Gaudio, Andrea Malizia - University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy, Andrea De Gaetano - CNR-IASI Biomathematics Laboratory, Rome, Italy

10.40-11.00 Coffee Break

11.00-11.30 Invited Speaker: Stephan Schraps, CEO of BodyTel, Germany

“Challenges ahead for business in m-Health.”

11.30-12.00 Invited Speaker: Dr Andrea De Gaetano, Head of Biomatlab Laboratory at CNR-IASI, Italy

“Stochastic differential modelling of continuous glucose monitoring data stream”

12.00-13.00 Lunch

Session II, M-health and E-health applications for complex patients

13.00-13.30 Invited Speaker: Evert Jan Hotjink, CEO of Portavita, Amsterdam

“Implementing a successful care management system and the COMMODITY12 experience”

13.30-14.00 Invited Speaker: MD Dr Przemyslaw Kardas, UMED

“Type 2 diabetes patients assessment of the COMODITY12 mHealth system.”

14.00-14.20 “COMPASS: an Interoperable Personal Health System to Monitor and Compress Signals in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease”

Thomas Hofer, Michael Schumacher, Stefano Bromuri - University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland

14.20-14.40 “Case-based retrieval of similar diabetic patients”

Damien Zufferey, Stefano Bromuri , Michael Schumacher - University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland

14.40-15.00 “Recognising lifestyle activities of diabetes patients with a smartphone”

Mitja Luštrek, Božidara Cvetkovi´c, Violeta Mirchevska - Jožef Stefan Institute Ljubljana, Slovenia, Özgür Kafalı, Alfonso E. Romero, Kostas Stathis – Royal Holloway, University of London, Great Britain

15.00-15.20 Coffee Break

15.20-16.00 Closing round table discussion about research concerning data analysis, complex patients handling and mobile applications

ProCare 2015 – Workshop on Process-Oriented Approach For Patient-Centered Care Delivery

08.30-09.30 Registration

09.30-09.45 Welcome

09.45-10.30 Keynote by Jan Van Ooteghem

10.30-11.00 “Discovery of the Potential Role of Sensors in a Personal Emergency Response System: What Can We Learn from a Single Workshop?”

Femke De Backere, Stijn Verstichel - IBCN - UGent – iMinds, Belgium, Shirley Elprama - SMIT - VUB – iMinds, Belgium, Jan Van den Bergh - EDM - UHasselt – iMinds, Belgium, Femke Ongenae, Filip De Turck -IBCN - UGent – iMinds, Belgium, An Jacobs - SMIT - VUB – iMinds, Belgium, Karin Coninx - EDM - UHasselt – iMinds, Belgium

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-12.00 “Supporting and assisting the execution of flexible healthcare processes”

Steven Mertens, Frederik Gailly, Geert Poels - Ghent University, Belgium

12.00-12.30 “Managing flexible care with a context aware system for ageing-in-place”

Saskia Robber, Lilian Bosch, Pascal Wiggers - Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands, Jasmien Decancq - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, Marije Kanis - Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

12.30-13.00 “Modeling Evidence-Based Medicine Applications with Provenance Data in Pathways”

Ustun Yildiz - Agency of Health Informatics,Ankara, Turkey, Khalid Belhajjame, Daniela Grigor – LAMSADE, Université Paris Dauphine, France

13.00-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.00 “Assessing Healthcare Process Maturity: Challenges Of Using A Business Process Maturity Model”

Ayca Tarhan - Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, Oktay Turetken - School of Industrial Engineering Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, Frank J.H.M. van den Biggelaar - Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands

15.00-16.00 Discussion, conclusions and recommendations

16.00 Coffee Break


12.30 Registration

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00 Doctoral Colloquium


Venue: Albert Long Hall

Thursday May 21st 2015

08.30-09.30 Registration

09.30-10.00 Welcome to PervasiveHealth 2015

10.00-11.00 Keynote: Oliver Amft, University of Passau - Germany , introduced by Bert Arnrich

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 Session 1 Session Chair: Kai Kunze

“Mining Minds: an innovative framework for personalized health and wellness support”

Oresti Banos, Muhammad Bilal Amin, Wajahat Ali Khan, Taqdir Ali, Muhammad Afzel - Kyung Hee University, Korea, Byeong Ho Kang - University of Tasmania, Australia, Sungyoung Lee- Kyung Hee University, Korea

“Supporting Drug Prescription via Predictive and Personalized Query System”

Samamon Khemmarat , Lixin Gao - University of Massachusetts, USA

“Towards Designing Social Question-and-Answer Systems for Behavioral Support of Individuals with Autism”

Hwajung Hong, Gregory Abowd, Rosa Arriaga – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

“Initial Field Trial of a Coach-Supported Web-Based Depression Treatment”

Stephen Schueller, David Mohr – Northwestern University Chicago, USA

13.00-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.30 Keynote: Gulustu Kaptanoglu, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul - Turkey , introduced by Cem Ersoy

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

16.00-17.00 Session 2 - Session Chair: Venet Osmani

“Developing Design Considerations for Mobile and Wearable Technology m-Health Applications that can Support Recovery in Mental Health Disorders “

Karen Anne Cochrane, Thecla Schiphorst, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia - Canada

“A Wearable Vibration Glove for Improving Hand Sensation in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury Using Passive Haptic Rehabilitation ”

LTC Tanya Estes - United States Military Academy, New York, US, Deborah Backus -Multiple Sclerosis Research The Eula C. and Andrew C. Carlos Rehabilitation and Wellness Program at Shepherd Center, Atlanta, USA , Thad Starner - Georgia Institute of Technology, US

“Educational Interactive eBook for Newly Diagnosed Children with T1DM: Children’s Role in Design”

Damyanka Tsvyatkova, Cristiano Storni - University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

17.00 Transfer to Vedat Yerlici Conference Hall

17.30-20.30 POSTER, MEDICAL PERSPECTIVE and DEMO SESSION in Vedat Yerlici Conference Hall, located at the roof of Perkins Hall (The Faculty of Engineering)

WELCOME RECEPTION at the roof of Perkins Hall (The Faculty of Engineering)

Friday May 22nd 2015

08.30-09.30 Registration

09.30-10.30 Keynote: Paul Lukowicz, DFKI and Kaiserslautern University of Technology in Germany introduced by Oscar Mayora

10.30-11.00 Session 3 - Session Chair Gabriela Marcu

“ Lost in persuasion A multidisciplinary approach for developing usable, effective, and reproducible persuasive technology for health promotion”

Olivier A. Blanson Henkemans - TNO, Leiden, the Netherlands, Geerte L. Paradies, Mark A. Neerincx, Rosemarijn Looije - TNO Soesterberg , The Netherlands, Pepijn Van Empelen – TNO, Leiden, the Netherlands

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 Session 4 - Session Chair: Nadia Berthouze

“Using Degraded Music Quality to Encourage a Health Improving Walking Pace: BeatClearWalker”

Mark Dunlop, Andreas Komninos, David Rowe, Alan Hewitt , Steven Coull - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

“Multi-sensor Exercise-based Interactive Games for Fall Prevention and Rehabilitation”

António Santos, Vânia Guimarães, Nuno Matos, João Cevada, Carlos Ferreira , Inês Sousa - Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, Portugal

“A blended user centred design study for wearable haptic gait rehabilitation following hemiparetic stroke”

Theodoros Georgiou, Simon Holland, Janet van der Linden - The Open University Milton Keynes, UK, Josie Tetley, Rachel Stockley, Glenis Donaldson, Linda Garbutt, Ornella Pinzone - Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, Fanny Grasselly, Kevin Deleaye - The Open UniversityMilton Keynes, UK

“Input Methods for the Borg-RPE-Scale on Smartwatches“

Janko Timmermann, Wilko Heuten – OFFIS, Oldenburg, Germany, Susanne Boll - University of Oldenburg, Germany

13.00-14.30 Lunch

14.30-16.00 Session 5 - Session Chair: Anind Dey

“iSenseStress: Assessing stress through human-smartphone interaction analysis”

Matteo Ciman – University of Padua, Italy, Katarzyna Wac - University of Geneva Switzerland and University of Copenhagen, Denmark , Ombretta Gaggi – University of Padua, Italy

“Towards Using Physiological Signals as Cryptographic Keys in Body Area Networks”

Duygu Karaoğlan Altop, Albert Levi - Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey and Volkan Tuzcu - Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey

“MedLink: A Mobile Intervention to Address Failure Points in the Treatment of Depression in General Medicine”

David Mohr, Enid Montague, Colleen Stiles-Shields, Susan Kaiser, Christopher Brenner, Eric Carty-Fickes, Hannah Palac - Northwestern University Chicago, USA, Jenna Duffecy - University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

“Unintrusive Eating Recognition using Google Glass”

Shah Atiqur Rahman, Christopher Merck, Yuxiao Huang, Samantha Kleinberg, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, USA

16.00-16.30 Coffee Break

16.30-18.00 Session 6 - Session Chair: Katarzyna Wac

“CARE - Extending a Digital Picture Frame with a Recommender Mode to Enhance Well-Being of Elderly People”

Thomas Rist - University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany, Andreas Seiderer, Stephan Hammer - Augsburg University, Germany, Marcus Mayr - University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany, Elisabeth Andre - Augsburg University, Germany

“Limited but satisfied: Low SES older adults experiences of aging in place”

Ginger White, Taruna Singh - Indiana University, USA, Kelly Caine - Clemson University, USA , Kay Connelly - Indiana University, USA

“Older Adults’ Attitudes to Self-Management of Health and Wellness through Smart Home Data”

Julie Doyle , Niamh Caprani - Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, Ireland

“Design of novel screening environments for Mild Cognitive Impairment: giving priority to elicited speech and language abilities”

Sofia Segkouli - Centre for Research and Technology Hellas-CERTH Thessaloniki, Greece and University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece , Ioannis Paliokas, Dimitrios Tzovaras, Dimitrios Giakoumis - Centre for Research and Technology Hellas-CERTH, Thessaloniki, Greece, Charalampos Karagiannidis - University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece

18.00 Transfer to Boat and BOAT GALA DINNER

Saturday, May 23 2015

09.00-.09.30 Registration

09.30-11.00 Session 7 - Session Chair: Katie Siek

“ProxyCare: Integrating Informal Care Into Formal Settings”

Florian Güldenpfennig, Francisco Nunes, Geraldine Fitzpatrick - Vienna University of Technology, Austria

“Designing Collaborative Healthcare Technology for the Acute Care Workflow”

Michael J. Gonzales, Vanice C. Cheung , Laurel D. Riek - University of Notre Dame, USA

“Sleep Monitoring Tools at Home and in the Hospital: Bridging Quantified Self and Clinical Sleep Research”

Bert Vandenberghe , David Geerts - CUO | Social Spaces iMinds – KU Leuven, Belgium

“Roles for Personal Informatics in Chronic Pain”

Sergio Felipe, Caroline Bradley, Aneesha Singh, Amanda Williams, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-14.00 Session 8 - Session Chair: Özlem Durmaz Incel

“ BioWatch: Estimation of Heart and Breathing Rates from Wrist Motions”

Javier Hernandez, Daniel McDuff , Rosalind Picard - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, USA

“Inductive Power Transfer for On-body Sensors. Defining a design space for safe, wirelessly powered on-body health sensors”

Paul Worgan, Lindsay Clare, Bernard H. Stark, Plamen Proynov , David Coyle - University of Bristol, United Kingdom

“A Fault-Tolerant Hardware Architecture for Robust Wearable Heart Rate Monitoring”

Qinkun Li, Homa Alemzadeh, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk , Ravishankar K. Lyer - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, USA

“MuscleMemory: Identifying the Scope of Wearable Technology in High Intensity Exercise Communities”

Kim Oakes, Katie Siek , Haley MacLeod - Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

“REHAP Balance Tiles: a modular system supporting balance rehabilitation”

Victor Donker, Panos Markopoulos - University of Technology Eindhoven, The Netherlands , Bert Bongers - University of Technology Sydney, Australia

14.00 Goodbye Lunch


Venue: Vedat Yerlici Conference Hall, located at the roof of Perkins Hall (The Faculty of Engineering)

Thursday May 21 2015



“Promoting Active Aging with a paper-based SNS application“

Raymundo Cornejo - Northwestern University, USA, Nadir Weibel , Jesus Favela - University of California, USA , Monica Tentori - Computer Science, CICESE, México

“Eyes on the Clinic: Accelerating Meaningful Interface Analysis through Unobtrusive Eye Tracking”

Steven Rick - University of California San Diego, USA and VA San Diego Healthcare System, USA, Alan Calvitti - VA San Diego Healthcare System, USA, Zia Agha - University of California San Diego, USA and West Health Institute, La Jolla , Nadir Weibel - University of California San Diego, USA and VA San Diego Healthcare System, USA

“Tracking rehabilitative progress with Fitts and starts Performance measures in a tablet game for hemi-spatial neglect patients.”

Hendrik Knoche, Kasper Hald, Danny Tamsen , Lars Holm Jespersen - Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark

“Communicating and Interpreting Wearable Sensor Data with Health Coaches”

Kimiko Ryokai - University of California, Berkeley, USA, Florian Michahelles , Mareike Kritzler - Siemens Corporation, Berkeley, USA, Suhaib Syed - University of California, Berkeley, USA

“Smartphone app usage as a predictor of perceived stress levels at workplace“

Raihana Ferdous, Venet Osmani , Oscar Mayora – CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy

“The Relationship between Clinical, Momentary, and Sensor-based Assessment of Depression“

Sohrob Saeb - CBITs, Northwestern University USA, Mi Zhang - Michigan State University, USA, Mary M. Kwasny, Christopher J. Karr - CBITs, Northwestern University, USA, Konrad P. Kording - Northwestern Universit, USA , David C. Mohr - CBITs, Northwestern University, USA

“Interactive proof-of-concept dashboard to explore patient follow-up in general practice “

Robin De Croon, Joris Klerkx , Erik Duval - KU Leuven, Belgium

“Nekoze! Monitoring and Detecting Head Posture while Working with Laptop and Mobile Phone“

Katsuma Tanaka, Shoya Ishimaru, Koichi Kise - Osaka Prefecture University, Japan, Kai Kunze, Masahiko Inami Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan

  “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: The Key to Wearables in the Field is the App“

Bliss Altenhoff, Haley Vaigneur , Kelly Caine - School of Computing, Clemson University, USA

“Supporting Situation Awareness of Dementia Patients in Outdoor Environments“

Philipp Koldrack - German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Rostock, Germany, Ron Henkel, Frank Krüger - University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany, Stefan Teipel - German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Rostock and University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany ,Thomas Kirste - University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany

“Children's Rehabilitation with Humanoid Robots and Wearable Inertial Measurement Units“

Arzu Güneysu , Bert Arnrich - Bogazici University,Istanbul, Turkey

“Clinical Feedback and Technology Selection of Game Based Dysphonic Rehabilitation Tool”

Zhihan Lvlv , Chantal Esteve Pablo Gagliardo - FIVAN, Valencia, Spain

“Designing mHealth intervention for Women in Menopausal Period”

Mirim Lee, Bon-chang Koo, Hee-seok Jeong , Joongsing Park, Juhee Cho, Jundong Cho - Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea

”Data fusion for automated pain recognition”

Steffen Walter, Sascha Gruss, Harald Traue, Markus Kächele, Friedhelm Schwenker - University of Ulm, Germany, Philipp Werner, Ayoub Al-Hamadi - University of Magdeburg, Germany , Adriano Andrade, Gustavo Moreira - Federal University of Uberlândia, Brasil


“Patient facing technologies to improve patient/family engagement in inpatient and outpatient settings”

Onur Asan, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA


“A Novel Framework for Supervised Mobile Assessment and Risk Triage of Skin Lesions”

Luís Rosado, Maria João M. Vasconcelos, Fernando Correia, and Nuno Costa - Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, Portugal

Presented by Fernando Correia - Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, Portugal

“A Smart Health Device to Measure Waist Circumfence”

Jochen Meyer - OFFIS, Oldenburg, Germany, and Timo Schoormann, Daniel Wegmann, and Ahmad Albuhasi - Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany

Presented by Jochen Meyer - OFFIS, Oldenburg, Germany

“Hybrid Patient Record – Supporting Hybrid Interaction in Clinical Wards”

Steven Houben - University College London, England, and Mathias Schmidt, Mads Frost, and Jakob E. Bardram - IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Presented by Mads Frost – IT-University of Copenhagen, Denmark