Mobile health (mHealth) provides unprecedented opportunities to measure dynamic changes in health state and the key physical, biological, behavioral, social, and environmental factors that contribute to health and disease risk. In the last decade a significant number of mHealth technologies have been developed and applied to advance health research. They include wearable and mobile sensors for data collection; discovery and validation of novel mHealth biomarkers; software platforms for large-scale participant enrollment and data collection; big data software for data analysis, visualization, and discovery, and mobile apps for self-monitoring and intervention.
An mHealth Technology Showcase will bring together technology developers and health researchers on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The goal for the meeting is to discuss how these communities can work together to improve the specificity, reliability, and validity of health indicators identified from data collected from wearable and mobile sensors, in the context of rapidly evolving and increasingly complex and diverse technologies.
Registration and attendance for the showcase is free. Applications are being accepted for those who want to present their research or demonstrate their technology. Applications will be selected based on the strength of the data presented that supports the specificity, reliability and validity of the technologies used for the health application identified. The application deadline for speakers, poster presenters and technology demonstrators is April 1, 2018, and applicants will be notified by April 20.
For more information and to register see the mHealth Technology Showcase website.