2014 National Workshop on Research Frontiers in Medical Cyber-Physical Systems

The National Science Foundation (NSF) - Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and the Directorate for Engineering (ENG), in cooperation with the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) agencies - announced a workshop to explore clinical and technological R&D challenges, strategies, opportunities, and breakthrough ideas for technological and therapeutic innovation in medical devices and systems. The workshop was held on February 6-7, 2014 at the Waterview Conference Center located at 1919 N. Lynn St., Arlington, Virginia.

The goal of the workshop was to identify research directions and opportunities that, if pursued, can initiate new developments in medical instrumentation, technologies, and approaches to maintaining health and wellbeing and treating illnesses.

The 2014 National Workshop on Research Frontiers in Medical CPS built from the conversations of previous medical CPS meetings such as the Planning Meeting for NSF Workshop on Medical Device Innovation (July 2012) and Joint Medical CPS workshops conducted as part of CPS Week during 2011 and 2013 among others.

Final Report on the 2014 CPS Medical Devices Workshop (2014)

This report provides a summary of the 2014 CPS Workshop on Medical Frontiers in Research, which took place February 6-7, 2014 at the Waterview Conference Center in Arlington, VA. The workshop brought together multi-disciplinary experts from industry, academia, and government to discuss future CPS research challenges in this space. The participants were experts in the foundational science, engineering, and technology underlying next-generation cyber-physical systems, particularly in the context of the application domain of medicine, including medical devices. Through sessions on CPS research in sensing, diagnosis, and prosthetics, the attendees are defining a compelling research agenda in an area of scientific, technical, and engineering exploration with vast societal impact.