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Professor Zhenan Bao , “Recent progress in skin-inspired electronics and applications for wearable electronics”
Professor Scott Delp, “Accelerating Movement Science with Big Data from Wearable Sensors”
Professor Oliver Aalami, “Activity data from mobile phones as an indicator of functional capacity in patients with cardiovascular disease”
Professor Scott Ceresnak & Professor Henry Chubb, “Wearables in pediatric cardiology – where are we and where we are going”
Panel Discussion, “Remote health and performance monitoring”
Manali Kulkarni, Masters Student, “Leveraging low-cost patient bracelets to make electronic health data transfer viable in clinical settings with no Wi-Fi”
Siavash Kananian, Ph.D. Candidate, “Next generation sensing systems for fully-passive remote data telemetry”
Weichen Wang, Ph. D. Candidate, “Strain-insensitive intrinsically stretchable transistors and circuits”
K.K. Lee Professor in Chemical Engineering Stanford University
Zhenan Bao is a K.K. Lee Professor in Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, with courtesy appointments in Chemistry and Material Science and Engineering. She has served as the Department Chair of Chemical Engineering from 2018. Prof. Bao is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Inventors. She founded the Stanford Wearable Electronics Initiative (eWEAR) and is the faculty director. She is also an affiliated faculty member of Precourt Institute, Woods Institute, ChEM-H and Bio-X. Prof. Bao received her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from The University of Chicago in 1995 and then joined the Materials Research Department of Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. Prof. Bao currently has more than 500 refereed publications and more than 65 US patents. She is a Founder on the Board of Directors of C3 Nano Co. and PyrAmes, both Silicon Valley venture funded companies. She was a recipient of the ACS Central Science Disruptor and Innovator Prize in 2020, ACS Gibbs Medal recipient in 2020, Wilhelm Exner Medal from the Austrian Federal Minister of Science in 2018, the L’Oreal UNESCO Women in Science Award North America Laureate in 2017. She was awarded the ACS Applied Polymer Science Award in 2017 and ACS Creative Polymer Chemistry Award in 2013. Prof. Bao has been selected by Nature magazine as “Ten People Who Mattered” and “Master of Materials” for her work on artificial electronic skin in 2015.
In this talk, I will show our methods for scalable fabrication of stretchable electronic circuits and low impedance electrodes for electrophysiological mapping and nerve stimulation. Related applications in wearable electronics will be discussed.
Director, Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance At Stanford, James H. Clark Professor in the School of Engineering, Professor of Bioengineering, of Mechanical Engineering Stanford University
Scott Delp is the Founding Chairman of the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford, and Director of the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance at Stanford, a university-wide research initiative focused on discovering biological principles to optimize human performance and catalyze innovations in human health for all. Dr. Delp is also the Director of the Restore Center, an NIH national center focused on measuring real world rehabilitation outcomes with wearable sensors, and Director of the Mobilize Center, a NIH National Center of Excellence focused on Big Data and Mobile Health. Scott is focused on developing technologies to advance movement science and human health. Software tools developed in his lab, including OpenSim and Simtk.org, have become the basis of an international collaboration involving thousands of students and scientists who exchange simulations of human movement. Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford, Delp was on the faculty at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He has published over 250 research articles and has recently published a textbook from MIT Press entitled Biomechanics of Movement: The Science of Sports, Robotics, and Rehabilitation. Professor Delp has co-founded six health technology companies and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
Movement is essential for human health. Unfortunately many conditions including cerebral palsy osteoarthritis obesity running injuries and stroke limit movement at a great cost to public health and personal well-being. The proliferation of devices monitoring human activity including mobile phones and an ever-growing array of wearable sensors is generating unprecedented quantities of data describing human movement behaviors and health. Mobility data is also being collected daily by hundreds of clinical centers and research laboratories around the world. A focus of my laboratory is to overcome the data science challenges facing this mobility big data to improve human movement across the wide range of conditions that limit mobility. In this talk I will review results from analyzing movement data from 6 million individuals in over 100 countries around the world acquired using a smartphone app for activity and health tracking. This analysis has revealed new insights about physical activity levels and what factors are predictive of these activity levels. I will also discuss challenges for the field in gaining insights from large-scale data from wearable sensors.
Clinical Professor, Surgery- Vascular Surgery Stanford University
Dr. Aalami graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1998. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco-East Bay in 2005. During his residency, he completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University researching transplantation immunology with Dr. Randall Morris and tissue engineering with Dr. Michael Longaker. He subsequently completed his vascular surgery fellowship at Northwestern University in 2007. During his fellowship, he spent one year performing translational research in Dr. Melina Kibbe’s lab evaluating the effects of nitric oxide on neointimal hyperplasia. He is board certified in both Surgery and Vascular Surgery.
Dr. Aalami joined Stanford Vascular Surgery in 2012. He is currently a Clinical Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery. He is also a staff surgeon at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He serves as the Medical Director of the Vascular Laboratory at the VAPAHCS and is the education site director.
Dr. Aalami’s research interests include the development of minimally invasive vascular surgical devices and techniques, medical information technology and biology of neointimal hyperplasia.
There continues to be mounting evidence for the correlation between physical activity and health outcomes. Are we doing a good enough job at measuring physical activity or implementing programs to encourage more physical activity? We explore how passive activity measures from the ubiquitous smartphone may lead to a path towards “Activity as a Vital Sign” or the “Activity Index“ (Ai).
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) Stanford University
Dr. Scott Ceresnak is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. He is currently the interim director of the Pediatric Electrophyisology program at Lucile Packard, and is also the director of the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training Program. His clinical and research interests are primarily in heart rhythm disorders, ablation procedures, and pacemaker and defibrillator use in children, adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Cardiology) Stanford University
Dr. Henry Chubb is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Cardiology at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. He is a pediatric cardiac electrophysiologist and originally trained in London, UK, before moving to Stanford. His PhD is in MRI techniques for electrophysiology, developing and establishing a first-in-man ablation system for performing electrophysiological ablation procedures in the MRI scanner. He is a keen advocate for new technologies and his clinical and research interests include image integration, cardiac resynchronization therapy, remote monitoring and arrhythmia mechanisms.
Masters Student in Community Health and Prevention Research Stanford University
Manali Kulkarni is an MS Candidate in Community Health and Prevention Research. She has an interdisciplinary background in digital health innovation, strategy, human-centered design, and public health research. She brings a breadth of experience working with local and global non-profits, healthcare systems, and government. At Stanford, she is developing Eye-dentify, an off-the-grid electronic health record and patient wearable system, and she is conducting research into maternal mental healthcare gaps in the US.
Ph.D. Candidate in Electrical Engineering Stanford University
Siavash received his MS degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2015. He is currently working toward his PhD degree at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. He is the recipient of the Stanford University Fellowship in 2015, the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship in 2019, and the Centennial Teaching Award in 2021. His research interests are analog and RF integrated circuits for low-power biomedical applications.
Ph.D. Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering Stanford University
Weichen Wang obtained his B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China and is currently a PhD. student in Materials Science & Engineering at Stanford University, under the supervision by Prof. Zhenan Bao. Weichen’s research interests center around the developments and applications of the intrinsically stretchable electronics and neuromorphic devices.
Angela McIntyre, Co-host
Executive Director of eWEAR Stanford University
Angela McIntyre is the Executive Director of the Stanford Wearable Electronics (eWEAR) Initiative. She manages the eWEAR affiliates program and provides member companies opportunities to connect with research and events related to wearables at Stanford University. Before coming to Stanford, Angela was the lead analyst for industry research on wearables at Gartner. She advised companies bringing emerging wearable technology to market and was a frequent speaker at industry events. Her research included wearables as part of the Internet of Things, for artificial intelligence applications, for healthcare and as human-machine interfaces. Angela’s career in the tech industry also includes management of multi-company research programs at Intel and of R&D collaborations with semiconductor process equipment suppliers at Texas Instruments. Angela has an M.S. in Electronic Materials from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Management from MIT Sloan School and a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton.
Yasser Khan, Co-host
Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemical Engineering Stanford University
Yasser Khan is a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, advised by Professor Zhenan Bao in Chemical Engineering and Professor Boris Murmann in Electrical Engineering. Yasser completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in Professor Ana Claudia Arias’ Group. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, respectively. Yasser’s research focuses on additive manufacturing and hardware AI to produce skin-like wearables, implantables, and ingestibles. These medical devices are being used for precision health and psychiatry. Yasser received the EECS departmental fellowship at UC Berkeley, discovery scholarship and graduate fellowship at KAUST, and academic excellence scholarship at UT Dallas. Yasser published over 40 research publications and presentations in the most reputed platforms in the field, which were highlighted by BBC News, Wall Street Journal, NSF News, and many more.
Program Manager of eWEAR Stanford University
Katryna Dillard joined Stanford University in April 2021 as the program manager for the Stanford Wearable Electronics (eWEAR) Initiative. As the program manager Katryna manages the logistics of annual symposiums, monthly seminars/newsletters, tracking and updating current affiliate member companies, and acts as a point of contact with affiliate members while providing administrative support. Prior to joining eWEAR Katryna worked in hotels at the front desk and in events for 5 years. She graduated from Whittier College with a B.A. in Sociology and Theatre Communication Arts with an emphasis in Design and Technology.
Yilei Wu, Photographer
Research Engineer, Chemical Engineering Stanford University
Yilei Wu has been a photographer for over 10 years specializing in portrait and event photography. He has been the official photographer for eWear symposiums for the past 4 years and is known for his skills in capturing the enthusiasm in the discussions during the meeting and at the poster session.