Wearable Technologies

Dr Morteza Amjadi
Soft Wearable Sensors for Biomedical Applications

Wearable and skin-interfacing medical devices are being actively pursued for their ability to seamlessly integrate with the human body, record physiological signals over a long period, and conveniently deliver therapeutic agents. In this webinar, I will present our latest research activities on the development of wearable and stretchable sensors, our recent progress on the design of bioinspired skin-adhesive structures, and I will highlight challenges associated with the design of integrated and multifunctional wearable medical devices.

Prof John A. Rogers
Soft Electronic and Microfluidic Systems for the Human Body

Over the last decade, a convergence of new concepts has led to the emergence of diverse, novel classes of ‘biocompatible’ electronic and microfluidic systems with skin-like physical properties.  This talk describes the key ideas and presents some of the most recent device examples, including wireless, battery-free electronic ‘tattoos’, with applications in continuous monitoring of vital signs in neonatal and paediatric intensive care, and microfluidic platforms that can capture, manipulate and perform biomarker analysis on microliter volumes of sweat.​

Dr Kianoush Nazarpour
The ups and downs of machine learning for prosthetic control

With the increasing popularity of AI, machine learning is considered the most likely candidate to enable the control of next-generation multi-articulated prosthetic hands. After describing how prosthetic hands work, I will ask why it has been challenging to translate machine learning-based prosthetic control beyond the laboratory. I will offer a parallel human-learning prosthetic-control paradigm that offers much more flexibility than existing machine learning algorithms. With supporting early results, I discuss why the development of human-in-loop machine learning for prosthetic control is possible and timely.

Roy Hotrabvanon
Co-founder and CEO of PlayerData

As the CEO of start-up company PlayerData, Mr Hotrabhvanon leads his team in the production of affordable, sports-oriented, wearable technology. Created in 2017, PlayerData has seen great success in a short time-span. The product, which is designed to track and assess the performance of athletes, won PlayerData a Scottish EDGE Wild Card prize in 2017. Mr Hotrabhvanon is currently a Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellow. He has also received several awards for his entrepreneurship, including a Made in Scotland Young Innovator of the Year award in 2018.

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