IEEE EMBS Atlanta: Non-Invasive Physiological Sensing and Modulation for Human Health and Performance

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Please join us for the Fall meeting of the Atlanta Chapter of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS).  We will be hosting Professor Omer Inan speaking on the topic of "Non-Invasive Physiological Sensing and Modulation for Human Health and Performance"  Dinner will be provided.



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  • Date: 30 Aug 2016
  • Time: 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • 250 14th St NW
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • United States 30318
  • Building: GTRI Conference Center
  • Room Number: 119A

  • Starts 16 July 2016 04:00 PM
  • Ends 30 August 2016 04:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge
  • Menu: No preference, Vegetarian


  Speakers

Dr. Omer Inan Dr. Omer Inan of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Topic:

Non-Invasive Physiological Sensing and Modulation for Human Health and Performance

This talk will focus on non-invasive physiological sensing systems for cardiovascular and musculoskeletal applications. Specifically, two main thrusts of research will be discussed: (1) measurement and interpretation of the vibrations of body in response to the heartbeat as a means of assessing cardiovascular health at home and during normal daily living activities, and (2) wearable technology for measuring the sounds, swelling, and movement of the knee joint following acute injury to assist in rehabilitation. The vibrations of the body in response to the heartbeat are encompassed by a field called ballistocardiography. In this talk, ballistocardiogram (BCG) signal measurement using modified weighing scales and wearable accelerometers will be discussed, with an emphasis on obtaining clinically-relevant information from such BCG signals toward home management of heart failure patients. BCG signals are a mechanical measurement of heart function and thus can complement electrophysiology (heart rate and rhythm) information acquired using conventionally-measured electrocardiogram (ECG) signals. The sounds and swelling of the joints are important biomarkers of joint health, but cannot be quantified or interpreted using existing tools outside of clinical settings. The design and verification of the first wearable joint sound measurement system will be discussed, as well as an electrical bioimpedance based wearable system for quantifying swelling. Measurements from athletes following acute knee injury immediately after the injury and several months following rehabilitation will be shown to demonstrate that changes in knee health can be tracked over time with such wearable systems. In both cardiovascular and musculoskeletal applications, such wearable systems can potentially allow patients and caregivers more frequent, objective, and in-depth information regarding health status, thus enabling therapies to be adjusted based on the changing needs of the patient. This can lead to improved quality of life and care for these patients and – by potentially reducing the need for frequent hospital or clinic visits – reduce the overall cost of care.

Biography:

Omer T. Inan received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2004, 2005, and 2009, respectively.


He worked at ALZA Corporation in 2006 in the Drug Device Research and Development Group. From 2007-2013, he was chief engineer at Countryman Associates, Inc., designing and developing several high-end professional audio products. From 2009-2013, he was a visiting scholar in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford. In 2013, he joined the School of ECE at Georgia Tech as an assistant professor.


Dr. Inan is generally interested in designing clinically relevant medical devices and systems, and translating them from the lab to patient care applications. One strong focus of his research is in developing new technologies for monitoring chronic diseases at home, such as heart failure.

Dr. Omer Inan of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Topic:

Non-Invasive Physiological Sensing and Modulation for Human Health and Performance

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Agenda

6:30 Dinner

7:00 Speaker