Exploring the Importance of Sensors and Their Real-Life Applications in Life-Saving Wearable Devices
Recorded Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Sensors are becoming ubiquitous in things we do daily from turning on a light switch to driving a car to managing our health. The first in the IEEE SA Sensors Series, this webinar will cover IEEE SA sensors initiatives and the critical role of standards and testing in finding a path to interoperability and security. This webinar will also tell the story of a remarkable, unexpected discovery and how it led to the development of a wearable medical device capable of collecting many channels of clinical-quality data and running machine learning to advance future health.
IEEE SA Sensors Initiatives and the Role of Standards and Testing (Presented by Adam Newman): IEEE has been in the forefront of developing standards for IoT and sensors for over two decades, providing valuable tools and interactive platforms to multiple industry sectors as they evolve their use of sensors. This presentation will detail ongoing initiatives at IEEE SA related to standards and conformity assessment including the recently launched IEEE Sensors Registry.
From Stress to Seizures and Personalized Health: The Story of a Wearable Sensor Designed to Save and Improve Lives (Presented by Dr. Rosalind Picard): While building wearables to measure emotional stress and support people on the autism spectrum, we learned, accidentally, that deep brain activation could show up as a change in signals measured electrically at the wrist. This unexpected finding led our team to develop a wristband, which today is commercialized and FDA-cleared to alert to seizures that might be potentially life-threatening. This talk will tell the story of overcoming several challenges to create a new design that is simple and attractive on the outside, while inside it is collecting many channels of clinical-quality data and running machine learning to advance future health.
Who Should Attend:
Individuals or entities working in or engaged with the following:
- Sensor Manufacturers
- Systems Integrators
- Product Manufacturers
- Test Laboratories
- Academic Community
- End-user Community (Healthcare, Logistics, Consumer, Electronics, etc.)
- Government Regulators