Welcome to the IEEE Global Wearables and Medical IoT Interoperability & Intelligence (WAMIII) Program
There are millions of connected wireless medical devices (ie. IoT, IoMT, IoIMTs, biosensors etc) in the health ecosystem that monitor and/or deliver life-saving treatment for patients. The goal of these devices is clear: helping patients achieve better health either by better understanding the impact of therapeutic conditions, providing real-time treatment and/or a more proactive approach to diagnosis.
These connected devices can be found in, on or around the patient running autonomously in real-time serving as the source of a critical yet highly coveted data supply chain.
As fast as these connected wireless medical devices enter the market the challenges to trust, validation and adoption grow just as quickly. This class of devices is continuously evolving and becoming more innovative yet carrying the same legacy issues that impede maximum utilization of these devices for clinical research, health practice and overall health/wellness.
The WAMIII program cultivates a global community of multi-disciplinary stakeholders to openly collaborate, build consensus, and develop solutions that will enable the following:
- Develop standard frameworks for a seamless, secure and validated PPAN (Personal Patient Area Network) both at home and beyond
- Data portability, compatibility and interoperability from device to device and device to EHR connected wireless medical device data interoperability
- Explore frameworks enabling patients with the ability to consent to share their device data with designated entities (ie. clinicians, hospitals, researchers, etc) utilizing supporting technologies such as blockchain/DLTs
- Build consensus on a global certification system that can assure patient security and privacy in the use of wireless connected medical devices
- Establish trust and validation of data outputs to apply intelligence for diagnosis, clinical research, and patient recruitment through development of trusted solutions