IT Convergence & Healthcare

Yun-chae Jeong
Yun-chae Jeong
Samsung Electronics, Korea
December 6, 2012, 11:10 ~ 11:50

Abstract :

Smart phones have been rapidly penetrating into the everyday life with various applications. With the advancement of communication and computing technologies, the smart phone is not just a phone, but is at the center of the convergence between IT and traditional industries. Healthcare is one of such beneficiaries by the IT convergence. Since the smart phone is to be with us almost every hour and minute, it is in the perfect position to take care of the owner’s health and life. Many ambient devices would be necessary to implement the vision, such as sensors, actuators and controllers to bring the physical world into the digital world. Those ambient devices used to be with their own gateways and networks, but are converging into the architecture based on the smart phone. This will lead to the paradigm shift in many areas of the traditional healthcare and medical ecosystems.


Research Activities or Achievements :

Future wireless communication technology Future network protocol and architecture IT convergence in healthcare


Professional Experience :

Samsung Advanced Research Institute, Samsung Electronics, since 2003


Biography/Education :

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • M.S. in Electronics Engineering, Seoul National University
  • B.S. in Electronics Engineering, Seoul National University