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Multimedia for personal health and health care


Susanne Boll, Kiyo Aizawa, Alexia Briasouli, Cathal Gurrin, Laleh Jalali, Jochen Meyer

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Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
Ever since the emergence of digitization, the term multimedia has been used to represent a combination of different kinds of media types, such images, audio, and videos. As new sensing technologies emerge and are now becoming omnipresent in daily lives, the definition, role and significance of multimedia is changing. Multimedia now represents the means for communicating, cooperating, and also for monitoring numerous aspects of daily life, at various levels of granularity and application, ranging from personal to societal. With this shift, we have since moved from comprehending single media and its state toward comprehending media in terms of its use context. Multimedia is thus no longer confined to documentation and preservation, entertainment or personal media collections; rather, it has become an integral part of the tools and systems that are providing solutions to today's societal challenges-including challenges related to health care and personal health , aging, education, societal participation, sustainable energy, and intelligent transportation. Multimedia has thus evolved into a core enabler for future interactive and cooperative applications at the heart of society. In this workshop we explore the relevance and contribution of multimedia to health care and personal media.
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2016 ACM on Multimedia Conference
MM '16 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on Multimedia Conference
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Dublin City University (DCU)
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