Seminar: Trends for Wearable and Medical Devices (Prof. Subhas Mukhopadhyay)

Thursday, 2 July 2020 - 12:00pm – Thursday, 2 July 2020 - 1:00pm  |  Zoom

Abstract

An increase in world population along with a significant aging portion is forcing rapid rises in healthcare costs. The healthcare system is going through a transformation in which continuous monitoring of inhabitants is possible even without hospitalization. The advancement of sensing technologies, embedded systems, wireless communication technologies, nano-technologies, and miniaturization makes it possible to develop smart medical systems to monitor activities of human beings continuously. Wearable sensors monitor physiological parameters continuously along with detect other symptoms such as any abnormal and/or unforeseen situations which need immediate attention. Therefore, necessary help can be provided in times of dire need. This seminar reviews the latest reported systems and the trends on wearable and medical devices to monitor activities of humans and issues to be addressed to tackle the challenges. The research activities on wearable sensors at Macquarie University will be presented.