"Science in the Service of Life Quality"
The key aim of the Quality of Life (QoL) research area is to establish a quality research in mobile computing and communications systems deployed in the healthcare domain (i.e., mHealth) and delivering clinically validated services to patients, their professional and voluntary caregivers "anywhere-anytime-anyhow". The general approach is necessarily a transdisciplinary one, as many of the challenges in development and deployment phases of these systems need to be addressed considering not only the system, its services and their Quality of Service (QoS) in an operational environment, but, as sometimes missing in the current research - the actual system end-users, approaching mHealth not from the perspective of new hype technology, but from the perspective of new innovate ways to achieve their pre-defined goal in the healthcare domain. These end-users have thus different mHealth services' requirements, expectations and perceptions of the Quality of Experience (QoE), including system's usability, efficacy, efficiency and effectiveness. In transdisciplinary research projects, we aim to establish innovate methodologies to demonstrate the value of mHealth improving the QoS, the QoE and ultimately the health outcomes and QoL of its end-users, and thus the social welfare. The QoL team currently contributes to research on mHealth applied in wellbeing, active and healthy ageing and ambient assisted living solutions. The QoL research area has been established in 2010 by Dr Katarzyna Wac.
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Quality of Life News
Oct 2013: IEEE Workshop on Service Science for e-Health at IEEE HealthCom 2013
Mar 9, 2013
9-12 October 2013, IEEE Workshop on Service Science for e-Health (SSH) co-located with the IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application and Services (IEEE HealthCom 2013)More...
Apr 2013: "Un bracelet qui mesure tout", Emission Radio sur RTS.ch.
May 8, 2013
25 April 2013, "Un bracelet qui mesure tout", Emission Radio, Invitée: Dr. Katarzyna Wac, RTS.ch.More...
Dec 2012: QoSIS demos - Check and predict the performance of your mobile network operator
Dec 20, 2012
As part of the QoSIS, QoL focuses on measurements-based performance evaluation of wireless access networks provided by diverse mobile network operators. The QoL team has developed an Android OS mobile application that uses measurements data provided by the real mobile users living in Geneva area to predict the networks' expected performance. There are measurements data and therefeore predictions available for Swiss operators: Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange CH, as well as French ones: F SFR, Bouygtel and Virgin.The overall study is called mQoL and involves already 30 participants.More...