Speaker: Asst. Prof. Sema Dumanlı Oktar, Boğaziçi University

Topic: "Internet of Health Things (IoHT) and the Healthcare Revolution"

Location: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract: Advances in sensing technologies, as part of the emerging era of the Internet of Things (IoT) are widely investigated as a solution to the challenges of modern healthcare. Wearable and implantable sensing technologies are valuable tools that can encourage people to monitor their own well-being and facilitate timely health interventions. Yet, the utility of wearable and implantable sensors rises when they are used alongside other healthcare systems and sensing technologies within smart environments. This talk discusses the future generation of wearable and implantable sensing devices, and their interaction with different kinds of smart things in dynamic environments such as smart home/office/factory. The focus of the talk will be reconfigurable antenna design while a brief overview of existing projects conducted in BOUNtenna will also be provided.

Bio: Sema Dumanli received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi, Turkey, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K., in 2010. She was with Toshiba Research Europe, UK, as a Research Engineer and a Senior Research Engineer from 2010 to 2017. She is currently an Assistant Professor with Bogazici University, Turkey and serves on the Management Board of Boun LifeSci. Her current research interests include antenna element and array design for body area networks, implantable and wearable devices, eHealth, and multi-in–multi-out communications.

  Date and Time




  • Ankara, Ankara
  • Turkey



Asst. Prof. Sema Dumanli Oktar


Internet of Health Things (IoHT) and the Healthcare Revolution