IoT for health: hardware prototyping technologies

IoT for health: hardware prototyping technologies


The so-called Internet of Things (Internet of Things) promotes the interconnection of all types of objects through the Internet. This includes the traditional electronic devices for monitoring health parameters (e-Health) and makes it possible to provide them with immediate follow-up from remote locations. It is of special interest in telemedicine and especially in rural areas where doctors and specialists may be far away, perhaps with no option of displacement and people could opt for methods that do not require them to move in many cases. The new wave of intelligent devices, wearable or not, allows even to autodetect parameters of the user in order to provide this information at the moment without human professional assistance. The talk will focus especially on a hardware perspective on the prototyping and implementation of this type of systems and will try to resolve the doubts that are left to the attendees in this regard.


Full name: Marino Linaje
Filiation: University of Extremadura


I began working with WebApps 1997 and I founded MultipleCaracter in 1999 with some friends. After a couple of years, I thought creating WebApps was a tedious and repetitive task – when you know how to do it ;-). So, I got a Ms.C. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Extremadura, where I am teaching and researching in the Quercus Software Engineering Group.
My research focused on Rich Internet Applications (RIAs, now regular WebApps!) mixing Web Engineering, Multimedia and Human-Computer Interaction points of view. Using that knowledge, we founded Homeria Open Solutions S.L., a company focused on Model Driven Development of RIAs.

Currently, my research deals with the calm integration of software (i.e., data, processing, and visualization) and hardware (embedded systems, smartphones, etc.) around us to improve everyday tasks. These systems include Internet/Web of Things, Ubiquitous Computing Systems and related topics (wireless sensor networks, microcontrollers, wearables, agile development,…).