Openly Collaborate and Incubate Solutions to Drive Trusted Adoption of New Tech Applications
The IEEE Industry Connections (IC) program helps incubate new standards by facilitating collaboration among interested stakeholders as they hone and refine their thinking on rapidly changing technologies. Check out the Healthcare & Life Science related activities below.
IC21-007 Ethical Assurance of Data-Driven Technologies for Mental Healthcare
The focus of this project will be to explore how ethical assurance—supported by ethically sound and rigorous standards—can a) promote trust in the use of digital technologies for mental healthcare and b) support transparent communication between stakeholders.
IC21-004 User-Centered Approach to Designing a User Interface for Rural Communities
The aim of this IC program is to develop a model for the design and implementation of user interfaces for rural communities. The development focuses on the design and evaluation of user interfaces by users with low levels of user interface experiences and low levels of computer literacy, the effect of raising the level of computer literacy.
IC20-027 Responsible Innovation of AI and the Life Sciences
The proposal for a dedicated IC for biosecurity and AI provides tangible, practical and actionable tools and resources, as well as knowledge-building for biotechnologists, life scientists and A/IS Creators to help guide the development and deployment of AI-based technologies in the life sciences.
IC20-019 Digital Resilience — Tools and Methods to Support Response and Recovery from Crises
This Industry Connections program aims to develop a framework that enables communities, villages, cities, regions, and countries, to deploy architectures and select standardized technologies, so they may address immediate and urgent needs during a crisis without sacrificing the long-term wellbeing and rights of people (their citizens, customers and users), as a result of selecting a technology that will have negative impacts on privacy or agency.
IC20-018 Transforming the Telehealth Paradigm Sustainable Connectivity, Accessibility, Privacy, and Security for All
The purpose of this activity is to enable collaboration, build consensus, and develop technical and data solutions for accessibility, connectivity, security, validation, and privacy in the use of devices, platforms and infrastructure in telemetric health delivery and clinical research.
IC20-015 The IEEE Earth Lab
The goal of the IEEE Earth Lab is to develop a Green Guide to Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS) that will serve as a pragmatic roadmap for engineers, corporate organizations and policy makers to leverage AIS innovation for an effective transition to a green economy. This will be achieved by developing and supporting a global network of Living Labs that deploy ecologically aligned AIS for efficient, livable cities, low-carbon, equitable and resilient infrastructures, and thriving ecosystems for and with communities most impacted by the effects of global warming.
IC20-014 Sustainable Infrastructures and Community Development Program
This Industry Connections program is intended to support the creation of a broad global and active community providing a formalized focal point for program activities, information, and available expertise across the wide range of IEEE initiatives and standards associated with sustainable infrastructure and design, power sector transformation, and energy efficiency.
IC20-011 IoT Ecosystem Security
The activity will raise awareness at the consumer and manufacturers sector and work with regulators to promote secure practices in the IoT ecosystem with a view of IoT as an inextricably linked ecosystem comprised of people, and processes.
IC20-005 Global Initiative on Blockchain-based Omnidirectional Pandemic Surveillance
The outbreak of COVID-19, declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organization (WHO), reminds us that pandemic surveillance is a globally important topic. The latest advancements in digital technologies such as Blockchain, we should be able to improve the efficiency and transparency of pandemic surveillance by building an omnidirectional platform that integrates the data interfaces of multiple industries (not only healthcare, but also other industries such as travel and transportation, telecommunications, retail, etc.) to better detect and respond to a pandemic.
IC19-004 Technology Data Harmonization for Decentralized Clinical Trials
This multi-year, multi-phased program will work with a global community to utilize and harmonize viable uses of breakthrough technologies — AI, Blockchain/DLT, IoT/sensors, and VR/AR, etc. — in unison with existing technology systems to conduct complete remote patient trials. The project will look at the use of open technologies, patient data ethics and governance, KPIs on optimization of time and cost for recruitment and auditing trials of patients and other issues as identified within the process.
IC19-003 MyData Health
The potential impact of Digital Medicine is enormous and is advancing new interfaces between traditional medicine, technology, and engineering. Health data can now be collated in the Cloud and precision analytics can offer insights into the human body not possible before. This group will create a series of thought-leadership whitepapers on key topics for creating a patient-centric digital transformation that optimally protects and serves the interests of patients.
IC17-007 Neuro Tech for Brain-Machine Interfacing
The possibility of deploying and commercializing brain machine interface (BMI) and brain computer interface (BCI)-based solutions requires researchers, manufacturers, and regulatory bodies to ensure these devices comply with well-defined criteria on their safety and effectiveness. The lack of specific standards on neurotechnology for BMI/BCI hinders the interoperability and regulatory compliance of new devices, and in consequence, represents a barrier for industrial applications to access a wide market.
IC17-002 Digital Inclusion Identity Trust and Agency (DIITA)
DIITA considers causes of exclusion which can be addressed by advancing technology for humanity through standardization and related solutions. Specific related work areas focus conditions of digital access, right to consent and privacy of personal health record (PHR) data and dignity in ways that are possible on and off-line through the standardization lifecycle.