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Inaugural Professorial Lecture

Presented by Professor Maged N Kamel Boulos, Professor of Digital Health
When Apr 02, 2015
from 05:15 PM to 07:00 PM
Where The Alexander Graham Bell Centre, Moray College UHI, Elgin
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Contact Phone 01463 279344
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“Creating a Self-aware, Smart and Healthy Highlands & Islands Region Using the Internet of Things and People

The Internet of Things (IoT) is made of sensors and other components that connect our version of the world made of atoms (i.e., us humans, our devices, vehicles, roads, buildings, plants, animals, etc.) with a mirror digital version made of bits. This enables regions to be self-aware and dynamically reconfigurable in real- or near-real-time, based on changes that are continuously monitored and captured by sensors, similar to the way the internal biological systems of a living being operate and respond to their environment. Data collected by various IoT sensors can also help predict the immediate future with reasonable accuracy, which enables better planned responses/mitigation. Furthermore, IoT can link atoms (humans) to other atoms (humans) (again via bits), resulting in the formation of 'smart(er) communities'. The Highlands & Islands Region could benefit from, and harness the power of, IoT to improve the health, well-being and overall quality of life of the local populations, actively engage citizens in a smarter governance of their region, empower them to better care for one another, promote stronger social inclusion, reverse the region's 'brain drain', and ensure a greener, sustainable and more enjoyable environment for all.

Professor Boulos will present his inaugural lecture on April 2nd and will be available for audience questions.

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