Demonstration of the UMIC HealthNet Project at Lousberglauf 2011
The UMIC HealthNet Team
At this year's Aachener Lousberg Run also a team of the UMIC (Ultra Highspeed Mobile Information and Communication) HealthNet project of the RWTH Aachen University participated. The interdisciplinary team was constituted of five runners (Dr. Christoph Quix, Xiang Li, and Sandra Geisler of the Information Systems chair, Saim Kim of the Philips chair for Medical Information Technology (MedIT), and Marwan Hassani of the Data Management and Data Exploration chair) who started in a field of about 2000 runners.
Each of the runners in the UMIC team was equipped with the sensor shirt developed in the project and a smartphone. On the smartphone the athletes could observe in real-time their vital signs, speed, distance (measured by the sensors and the smartphone) and estimated arrival time. Additionally, the data of the runners was transmitted via UMTS to Till Quadflieg (Institute for Textile Technology), who represented the trainer. Till observed the data on his smartphone and followed the position of the runners on a map during the run. The security and privacy of the data transmission has been facilitated by the UMIC IT Security chair.
|The lightweight sensors are worn on t-shirt and body||
In the trainer application the runner's
location can be observed