Professor Istepanian’s current research activity concerns the areas of mobile health (m-health) and aims at underpinning new mobile communications, network and sensor technologies for next generation of smart m-health systems.
Professor Istepanian interests include advanced communication and network technologies applied for mobile health. One of my favourite early themes has been the study of advanced digital signal processing methods for physiological monitoring in different environments. His present research activity spans over 4G and 5G mobile healthcare, Full IP- mobile networks for real time diagnostics, medical video streaming and remote diagnostics, new smart wearable sensors for wellness and healthcare monitoring, mobile health from the global healthcare perspective particularly for developing countries, personalised medicine and applications of advanced signal processing to genomics (genomics signal processing and role of social robotics for behavioural change and chronic disease management.
Professor Istepanian has been principal investigator and projects coordinator of several EU, EPSRC funded and industry sponsored projects in these areas. Including, EU Marie Curie funded project ‘LTe-health- Long-Term e-Health Evolution for Improving Diabetic Social and Behavioural Change Management (2011-2013), The British Council funded, e-health technology for improving medical education and healthcare research in post conflict regions (DeLPHE) 2010-2012), British Council’s India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) funded (2007-2011) , ‘Mobile Telemedical System for Diabetes and Heart Failure Management System’ in collaborations with Loughbrough University and Indian Institute of Technology, The Leverhulme Trust funded Study on the UK and Canadian Perspectives on Mobile healthcare Systems and Applications’ in collaborations with University of Toronto (2008-2009).
Professor Istepanian was also the vice-Chair of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU-T) standardisation Focus group on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) for e-health service layers applications and systems (2012 – 2014). In addition to serving as expert on numerous advisory panels in Holland, Finland and Canada. He has been serving as the evaluating expert of the joint Philips –Dutch government (DTW) funded programme of ‘Healthy Life Style Solutions since 2011.
In 2012, Professor Istepanian was awarded the best IEEE-EMBS paper award for the paper entitled’ Guest editorial introduction to the special section on m-health: Beyond seamless mobility and global wireless health-care connectivity’. The current Google Scholar citation of this paper is 471.
His other Google scholar citations are : 3499 and h-index is 28.