From idea to clinical-grade wearable

Friday July 26, 2019 / Massbio Offices, 300 Technology Square 8th Fl, Cambridge MA 02139, USA

The evolution of clinical-grade wearable technology in the last decade is now fueling the new wave of digital medicine. A natural step in aggregating the data is the development of personal digital phenotyping – the use of digital and wearable technology, to track health parameters and behavior over an extended period of time so as to identify personal risk factors and triggers.

The pervasiveness and omnipresence of wearables is having an impact in how clinical trials are executed and creating a new  field of Real World Evidence, for which trials are no longer confined in space and strict in protocol. Ultimately RWE in clinical trials enables new means of continuous non- obtrusive data collection for biopharmaceutical research.  This combined with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence will enable personalized medicine, for which the concept of Digital Phenotyping is key.

To turn this vision into reality, technology innovation is key. In this talk imec will provide insights about investigational devices, algorithms and data cleaning techniques. The investigational service presented by imec is a toolset designed to jumpstart data collection for medical device development and drug trials- going from raw data collection to actual insights. Moreover our development efforts cover going from a proof of concept to idea of a companion diagnostic tool all the way to a final medical device. Join us in defining and being part of this digital revolution.


09:00 - 09:30 am - Breakfast

09:30 - 11:30 am - Seminar by Patrick Van Deursen

11:30 - 12:00 pm - Discussion and Meet with the Speaker

12:00 pm - Close

About the Speaker: Patrick Van Deursen

Patrick van Deursen has been bringing innovations to market in different sectors (medical devices, eldercare solutions, robotics and semiconductor) and in different functions, from technology implementation to business development since 2002. Current he is Program Director for Clinical and Patient Monitoring at imec and is responsible for a team focusing on Research and Development in the area of medical technologies for wearable, ingestables and implantables. 

Patrick received his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Delft and an MBA from Rotterdam school of Management. He previously was business development director at Philips for the Home Healthcare portfolio in Europe focusing on e-Health introductions, where he achieved opening reimbursement for remote cardiac monitoring. After this he managed a startup in robotics, and consulting for bringing elderly care solutions to market. Patrick lives in Bussum, the Netherlands is married and has 3 kids.



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