BSN 2015 Workshop

Call for Papers

Call for Abstracts: Shimmer BSN 2015 Workshop

BSN, June 2015

At Shimmer, preparations are underway for BSN2015 in Boston, MA, where we will be hosting our annual BSN half-day workshop on the morning of June 12th. We are looking for researchers to present their ongoing work on the development and deployment of sensing systems based on the Shimmer platform, highlighting the importance of accurate performance measures and validated outcomes.

Call for Abstracts: Shimmer BSN 2015 Workshop

Wearable sensors have gone mainstream! Widespread availability of wearable sensors for kinematic and physiological data capture, with compelling form factors and lower costs, means that these types of data are easily accessible by researchers and consumers alike. For researchers, authenticity becomes a key challenge in the development of trustworthy sensing systems against a wave of new devices and intense commercial competition. Independent verification and validation is de rigueur for clinical applications, and highly valued for applications in sports and movement science, behavioural studies and aging-in-place or assistive technology.
This workshop will explore the theme of authenticity and validation for every aspect of a sensing system: from hardware to the data capture process to the algorithms that convert captured data into derived metrics and culminate in decisions that affect user outcomes.

Previous guest speakers include:

Assessing performance in psychiatric patients, Prof. Antonio Artés Rodríguez, Department of Signal Theory and Communications, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Madrid, Spain.

Understanding gait information using inertial sensors, Dr. Matt Patterson, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland.

Development of an inertial sensor based stepping exergame for elderly, Dr. Alan Bourke, Laboratory of Movement Analysis and Measurement (LMAM), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland.

Activity Routine Discovery in Stroke Rehabilitation Patients using Shimmer3 Motion Sensors, Julia Seiter, Wearable Computing Lab., ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Topics of interest

Application areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Biomechanics and kinesiology.
  • Aging in place and assisted living.
  • Activities of daily living.
  • Neuroscience and emotional response.
  • Physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
  • Psychiatric evaluation and monitoring.
  • Gait analysis.
  • Falls prevention.
  • Remote patient monitoring.
  • Sports science.

Abstract Submission Procedure

Submit your 200 - 400 word abstract, outlining your application, preliminary and/or expected results, and which Shimmer sensors you have used, to Please ensure that you also include complete details of your affiliated institute.

Submission deadline: 5pm (GMT), May 1st 2015.
Invited speaker notification: 5pm (GMT), May 15th 2015.
Workshop date: June 12th, 2015 (morning session).
Please do not submit an abstract if you will not be in a position to attend BSN2015.