Wearable Sensors and Systems and Their Potential Impact on the Clinical Management of Chronic Conditions

4:30 pm on Thursday, December 20, 2012
5:30 pm on Thursday, December 20, 2012
BU Medical Campus Crosstown Center (801 Mass. Ave., Southeast corner of Mass. Ave. and Albany St, 02118.), 2nd Floor, Conference Room 2127/2128
Contact Name:
Claribel Marmol
Medical Informatics Seminar Announcement! Speaker: Paolo Bonato, Ph.D. Abstract: Over the past ten years, advances in the field of wearable sensors and systems have made it possible to effectively monitor patients’ health status at home. These technologies support improved management of chronic health conditions, but also allow for prevention and early diagnosis of chronic diseases. In this talk, we will focus on recent developments in wearable technologies of great relevance to the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation where the clinical management of chronic conditions is the norm. Bio: Paolo Bonato, Ph.D., is Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston MA. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, an Affiliated Faculty member of the Harvard–MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and an Associate Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University. Dr. Bonato is Founding and Current Editor-in-Chief of Journal on NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers editorial board. He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy in 1989 and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from Universita` di Roma “La Sapienza” in 1995. His research interest is focused on rehabilitation technology with special emphasis on wearable technology and robotics.