UCLA Wireless Health Institute (WHI)

Description of Organizationwhi logo

UCLA WHI was formed to harness the unmatched expertise of UCLA in each branch of healthcare with dedicated product delivery targeting the most important outcomes. WHI is now leading initiatives in healthcare solutions in the fields of disease diagnosis, neurological rehabilitation, optimization of clinical outcomes for many disease conditions, geriatric care, and many others. WHI also promotes this new field in the international community through organization of the leading Wireless Health conference series, Wireless Health 2010, 2011, and 2012. Every WHI program is first inspired and is always guided by expert clinicians from Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. WHI technology always acts to serve the clinician community through jointly developed innovations. WHI programs always include clinical trial validation. The impact of Wireless Health must be in fielded products and services. Thus, each WHI program is focused on large scale product delivery in cooperation with manufacturing partners. To date, WHI collaborations with other universities, federal and state government entities, and industry have aimed for the most effective applications of home-based and mobile technologies to increase adherence to rehabilitation and medical instructions, enable skills and exercise practice with feedback about performance, reduce the incidence and warn of impending post-acute medical complications, reduce muscle wasting in ill inpatients, and improve self-care management of chronic conditions.


Previous Experience

Majid Sarrafzadeh is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and co-Director of UCLA Wireless Health Institute (WHI). Prof. Sarrafzadeh and his WHI group have a strong expertise in design and development of end-to-end wireless health solutions. UCLA WHI directs all of its research programs according to an end-to-end strategy. In every case, this always initiates with clear objectives defined by clinician experts and is directed to the goal of product and service development on a large scale and focused on the most urgent needs. This is in contrast to less effective research programs that may attempt to search for a match between an existing solution or research objective and a problem to be solved.




Recent Publications Relevant to the Project

Lan, M., Samy, L., Alshurafa, N., Suh, M.K., Ghasemzadeh, H., Sarrafzadeh, M., Macabasco-O'Connell, A., "WANDA: An End-to-End Remote Health Monitoring and Analytics System for Heart Failure Patients", Wireless Health 2012 (WH2012), San Diego, California, USA,


Huang, M., Xu, W., Chang, C., Lange, B., Su, Y., Liu, J., Sarrafzadeh, M., "Smart Glove for Upper Extremities Rehabilitative Gaming Assessment", Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) 2012, Crete Island, Greece.


Xu, W., Li, Z., Hunag, M., Amini, A., Sarrafzadeh, M., "eCushion: An eTextile Device for Sitting Posture Monitoring", Body Sensor Networks 2011, Dallas,


Gad, P., Woodbridge, J., Lavrov, I., Gerasimenko, Y., Zhong, V., Roy, R., Sarrafzadeh, M., Edgerton, V.R., "Development of an Electronic Spinal Bridge Between the Forelimbs & Hindlimbs to Facilitate Quadrupedal Stepping After a Complete Spinal Cord Transaction", Neurosience 2010


Nahapetian, A., Noshadi, H.,Woodbridge, J., Sarrafzadeh, M., "HIP: Health integration platform", PerHealth 2010: The First IEEE PerCom Workshop on Pervasive Healthcare, 340-345