What's it about?
The recent global healthcare crisis is expected to redefine well-established healthcare paradigms, with a shift towards more telemedicine and home monitoring solutions. ‘Sick-care’ will make place for ‘health-care’ and more focus will be on prevention. A new normal will arise.
Remote and pervasive vital sign monitoring solutions, and automated data processing for health assessment are key in this new normal. Wearables, implantables, insertables and ingestibles will enable long-term monitoring of subjects, and can help detect abnormalities both at a personal and population level.
Also, the pharmaceutical business is embracing continuous monitoring as part of clinical trials. Real World Evidence (RWE) trials, a new paradigm of trials and testing happening with patients in their real-life environment, pose a great opportunity for remote vital sign monitoring wearables.
In this webinar we will discuss remote vital sign monitoring through multiple form factors. Systems developed at imec that enable remote care options will be discussed and our future technology vision in the healthcare field will be presented.
About Carlos Agell
Carlos Agell is Program Manager at the Connected Health Solutions department at imec where he oversees the development of projects and sets strategy directions for research topics.
He has a background in wearable device development, having taken leadership roles in development of two FDA-approved medical devices in the field of wearable cardiology. He is a member of the Dutch chapter of the standardization committee, which develops next-generation international standards for active medical devices.
Carlos Agell holds two MSc degrees in Electronics Engineering and EECS from the Politechnical University of Catalonia (Spain) and the University of California in Irvine (Irvine, CA,USA) in 2007 and 2009 respectively. He has been visiting Scholar at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA, USA).