Technion Conference on Wearables for Monitoring Health: A Glimpse into the Future of Preventive Medicine
On Wednesday and Thursday this week (February 5-6, 2020), the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa will hold its second conference on wearable devices for monitoring health. This series of conferences is being led by Prof. Hossam Haick, the Dean of Certification Studies, a faculty member of the Wolfson Department of Chemical Engineering Faculty and a member of the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute of the Technion.
The current conference will focus on sensors and biosensors, wearables for monitoring, digital health and disease markers. Leading experts from Israel and abroad will lecture on a variety of cutting-edge technologies including smart sensing of physiological data, flexible electronics for wearable monitoring, oral breath sensors using smartphones, monitoring tuberculosis in the Third World, continuous monitoring of pain, a lab-on-the-skin, paper batteries and electronic skin that repairs itself.
The four main plenary lectures will be delivered by the following speakers:
* Prof. Howard Katz of Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University, a specialist in chemical and biomolecular sensors and cancer diagnosis
* Prof. Sihong Wang of the University of Chicago, who develops polymeric materials and flexible devices that integrate with biological systems
* Prof. Joseph Wang of the University of California at San Diego, who combines flexible materials, biological sensors and microfluidic devices for monitoring physiological markers
* Prof. Shizuo Tokito of the Research Center for Organic Electrics at Yamagata University in Tokyo, who develops thin, printed transistors for physiological monitoring
Technion researchers who will lecture at the conference are Prof. Hussam Haick, Prof. Gilad Yossifon, Prof. Moran Bercovici, Dr. Shady Farah, Dr. Sinwook Park, Dr. Gidi Shani, Dr. Rotem Vishinkin, Dima Shlenkevitch, Natalie Berger and Muhammad Khatib.
The conference will be held at the Technion’s Grand Water Research Institute on Wednesday-Thursday, February 5-6. 2020. It will begin on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. with the opening remarks of Prof. Hossam Haick.
To the conference website: https://cswd2020.net.technion.ac.il
Conference Program: https://cswd2020.net.technion.ac.il/preliminary-program