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Introduction to the course

Introduction to the course
The purpose of this video is to introduce you to the content of the course and the co-educators.
Our team consists of international experts from United states, Middle East and Taiwan. Basically this course explores the problems and then we discuss the opportunities and challenges of using smart wearable devices.
This course is delivered in 4 weeks. We will introduce the problems while aging such as cognitive impairment, Issues related with balance and fall, motor disability, how to cope with sleeping disorders and so on. We will be discussing a review on the real benefits of wearable devices that we found in literature. We will share our experiences about how wearable device can be used to predict sleep. We also want to highlight the role of Social Computing, IoT and Wearables for healthy Ageing. I hope and wish you will enjoy this course and take the best advantage of learning from our international experts. I would like to remind please complete all activities recommended in the course.
Actively partcipate after watching the vedios and reading the sggested research articles. your valuable feedbacks and comments after each video and activity will be appreciated. Please, don’t forget to click on and mark as “complete” once you finish a activity
and now, let’s start with our first lecture. This week’s lecture will deliver by Prof. Angela, Dr. Megan and Dr. Lin
Thank you for watching this video. Hope you will enjoy this course.

Welcome to our course!

I am Dr Shabbir Syed-Abdul. In this course, I have invited guest educators to discuss one of the hottest topics today in healthcare – the internet of things (IoT). “IoT” is the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data.

We will begin by exploring some of the practical issues happening in healthcare today. Then we will suggest some solutions to answer these problems, looking at the role the Internet of Things can play in healthcare. Dr. Luis and I will also go through a literature review to introduce current developments in health IoT. E-patient Dave, who advocates patient rights in healthcare ecosystem, will bring us the patient perspective on these health-related technologies.

The co-educators of this course are:

Please do feel free to discuss the themes of the course with us. Also, don’t forget to “mark as complete” when you finish each step.

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