Forthcoming conference in Paris: Transforming Healthcare with the Internet of Things (Sunday 17th to Tuesday 19th April, 2016) – organised by the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and the French Association for Medical Informatics (AIM), under the auspices of the Laboratoire d’Informatique Médicale et d’Ingénierie des Connaissances en e-Santé (LIMICS):


The chosen theme of STC2016 is focusing on the transformation of modern healthcare by the disruptive innovation of the Internet of Things (IoT). To better understand the basic idea of the IoT, it is good to go back to Kevin Ashton, who introduced the term for the first time in 1999. He stated that “In the real world, things matter more than ideas”. His original idea was that “We need to empower computers with their own means of gathering information, so they can see, hear, and smell the world for themselves, in all its random glory. RFID and sensor technology enable computers to observe, identify, and understand the world—without the limitations of human-entered data.