Research Webinar Series: Skin-Like Wireless Wearables – From Premature Babies to Patients with COVID-19
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John Rogers, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Recent global events are reshaping the geopolitical and socio-economic landscape in ways that will alter research priorities for at least a generation. Long-term solutions demand innovative technologies and advanced medicines, including life-saving diagnostics, digital biosensors, therapeutics and vaccines. This talk outlines work that addresses unmet needs in this broader context, specifically in the form of skin-like wireless wearables for continuous, clinical-grade monitoring of physiological status. The focus is on devices for premature babies in neonatal intensive care units and for COVID-19 patients in the hospital and the home – deployed in the U.S. and globally across clinics in Africa.
About the Speaker
John A. Rogers is the Simpson/Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at Northwestern University, where he is also Director of the Institute for Bioelectronics. He has published more than 750 papers, is a co-inventor on more than 100 patents and has co-founded several successful technology companies. In recognition of his contributions to research, he has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (2009), the Lemelson-MIT Prize (2011) and the Benjamin Franklin Medal (2019). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.
Beth Smith, PT, DPT, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Developmental Neuroscience and Neurogenetics Program, The Saban Research Institute
Division of Research on Children, Youth, and Families, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Director, Infant Neuromotor Control Laboratory
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