Smart Health Assistant

Competence CenterNext Generation Services
ContactProf. Dr. Sahin AlbayrakDr.-Ing. Andreas RiegerDipl.-Inf. Paul Zernicke
Partners: Deutsche TelekomShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityFraunhofer IZMProzessdatenverarbeitung (Fak. IV - TU Berlin)


The Smart Health Assistant project aims at researching and developing a modular Smart Health framework according to the "brain inspired multi modal user interface" vision. The system will support the users in their everyday health care, using both pro- and reactive approaches. The Smart Health Assistant project is a joint project that is being worked on together with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in the context of the newly founded joint institute of TU Berlin and SJTU.


The goal is a system that will be accepted by the user in terms of size and weight of the wearable unit and sports a well-designed, context-independent user interface. Additionally, the system should provide a medical service center that facilitates development of a broad bandwidth of applications. Additionally two applications, namely a disease diagnosis and a wellness application should be developed.

The focus of the project is set on both feasibility studies and development of hard- and software.


The Smart Health Assistant Framework is composed of two components:

Users are supplied with a modular sensor platform, which is integrated into various wearable devices such as shirts, shoes or wrist bands. The sensor platform measures a variety of vital and other attributes, e.g. pulse, blood oxygen, acceleration data, ECG and EEG data, blood pressure and GPS data. The data is aggregated via a local area wireless connection and then forwarded into the Medical Service Center's (MSC) System Level Gateway (SLG) over a wide area wireless connection such as UMTS, GPRS or WLAN.

The MSC Framework is being implemented with JIAC technology and provides specialized medical infrastructure services, among a multimodal user interface (IMASU), the standard JIAC infrastructure services (e.g. AAA) and a powerful third party interface. The third party interface allows application developers simple and efficient development of medical applications.