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CESG Seminar: Is Wearable Technology the Future for Improving Health? Using Sensors to Reduce Fall Risk, Improve Mobility, and Monitor Sleep

April 8, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

room 236C Wisenbaker Engineering Building
Dr. Javad Razjouyan/Baylor College of Medicine

Abstract: The design and development of wearable biosensor systems for health monitoring (mHealth) has garnered lots of attention in the scientific community and the industry during the last years. Mainly motivated by increasing healthcare costs and propelled by recent technological advances in miniature bio-sensing devices, smart textiles, microelectronics, and wireless communications. The continuous advance of wearable sensor-based systems will potentially transform the future of healthcare by enabling proactive personal health management and ubiquitous monitoring of a patient’s health condition. In this presentation, I will show the importance and future market of mHealth sensors. Then I will talk about two important issues in hospital setting: falls and sleep quality. I first present the overall importance of these issues, then I will disgust about physiological and technical aspect of these issues. I also shows the important role of engineers in interpreting the biological recorded signals into meaningful outcomes for clinicians.

Bio: Javad Razjouyan received the B. S. degree in biomedical engineering, bioelectric major (BME-bioelectric) from Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, in 2004, the M. S. degree in BME-bioelectric in 2007, and the Ph. D. degree in BME-bioelectric from the Amirkabir University of Technology in 2013. He was faculty member of Islamic Azad University and technical consultant of Biotest plasma donation Center in Tehran, Iran from 2012 to 2014. Currently he is research associate in the Department of cardiovascular surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. His research interest is application of wearable sensors in monitoring patients to prevent falls in hospital setting or community dowelling and their wellbeing. Also application of wearable sensors in monitoring physical activity of Knee Osteoarthritis, sleep quality and well-designed in well-being. He ranked as best faculty researcher at 2013 and his research in older adult has been chosen as semi-finalist form scientific comity of gerontology society at 2014. He has several publications in high impact journals such as PLOS and JAMA (IF = 35.289 at 2014). He also served as reviewer for biomedical engineering undergraduate courses committee at 2012. He is the member of Young Researchers and Elites Club of Iran since 2009 and other professional society such as Gerontological Society of America, IEEE and American College of Rheumatology.

Host: Dr. Hu



April 8, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm