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Selected Highlights
An overview on the future of
healthcare
 
Networked
healthcare in
Germany

 
Semantic
Medical Devices
Space

 
Wearable health
and life-style
assistants
 
Interview with
Morten Brattvoll
from NST
 


Eurescom mess@ge 1/2007 (March)

ICT and healthcare
 

The Greek physician Hippocrates already said 24 centuries ago:
“A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings.”

Since the days of Hippocrates, humankind has made enormous progress in medicine in order to preserve the human blessing of health. Despite the fact that today we have the best medical care ever in history, the healthcare systems worldwide are facing enormous challenges. ICT has already made an important contribution to improving healthcare systems worldwide.

However, it looks like we are just at the beginning of a major transformation of healthcare through information and communication technologies. In this issue we will provide a glimpse of the future of ICT-powered healthcare.

The articles in our cover theme include:

An overview on the future of healthcare
The introduction article by Eurescom mess@ge editor-in-chief Milon Gupta provides an overview on the development of ICT and healthcare.

Networked healthcare in Germany
The article by Alice Backes from T-Systems provides a glimpse of the R&D and market activities of Europe’s biggest network operator in the e-health sector.

Semantic Medical Devices Space
Safdar Ali from Fraunhofer IBMT presents an innovative solution in the area of telematics services in home care.

Wearable health and life-style assistants
Researchers from ETH Zürich provide insights into the fascinating developments in the area of wearable healthcare applications.

Interview with Morten Brattvoll from NST
Morten Brattvoll from the Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine (NST) shares his insights on the future of healthcare.


 

ICT and healthcare
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Earlier issues

3/2006
Wireless Sensor Networks

2/2006
Mobile TV

1/2006
Open Source in telecommunication

3/2005
Convergence in ICT

2/2005
Privacy and trust in pervasive communications

1/2005
Ad-hoc networks

4/2004
Usability of end-user devices

3/2004
Critical infrastructures

2/2004
The socio-economic dimension of telecoms

1/2004
Personalisation of telecom services

4/2003
The evolution of broadband services

3/2003
Entertainment opportunities for telcos

2/2003
XML Web Services between hype and hope

1/2003
Building the smart home

4/2002
User-focused
service development

3/2002
The future of standardisation

Complete list of back issues 

 
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IN FOCUS

DANTE – Deploying advanced networks on a global scale
DANTE is a not-for-profit organisation whose primary mission is to design and implement pancontinental research and education networks. DANTE is responsible for running the GÉANT2 network and Europe’s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs). DANTE's Public Relations Officer, Simon Watts, provides an inside view on this and other activities of DANTE.


VIEWPOINT

Security weaknesses of VoIP
Eurescom mess@ge editor Anastasius Gavras highlights the security gaps of Voice over IP and analyses the causes and possible solutions.


TUTORIAL

3GPP LTE/SAE – A step towards systems beyond 3G
Those of you who are interested in the technical development of mobile communication systems beyond 3G should read the tutorial by Dr. Werner Mohr from Siemens on 3GPP LTE/SAE – you will learn in the tutorial, what these cryptic abbreviations mean.


EUROPEAN ISSUES

Pan-European laboratory
for next generation networks and services

The Pan-European laboratory is a concept that is being introduced to enable the trial and evaluation of service concepts, technologies, system solutions and business models to the point where the risks associated with launching them as commercial products will be minimised. Read the inside report by two Finnish consortium partners of the Panlab project, Susanna Avessta from DIMES and Juha Saarnio from Nokia.

The Future Internet
If you are interested in the Future Internet and how Europe will contribute to its emergence, read the article by Eurescom director David Kennedy.


A BIT BEYOND

From AAA to ZZT
In this issue's “A bit beyond” you will learn almost everything about acronyms and initialisms in ICT you ever wanted to know but never dared – or cared – to ask.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Japan's first online university opens classes
Japan's first online university began classes on 2 April, offering degrees to older students. A total of 516 students are enrolled at Cyber University, which offers four years of online coursework leading to a degree in the discplines of information technology or world heritage.
AFP report on Yahoo News