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Special Seminar: Integrated Bioelectronic Systems for Healthcare and Biomedical Research—Materials, Electronics, and Computing



3:30pm - 4:30pm ET


Meeting ID: 951 4202 1459
Passcode: 113629

Probing and modulating life processes in the native state represents a key capability in our quest for a better understanding of life and a higher quality of life. In this talk, I will present wearable and implantable forms of flexible bioelectronic devices developed through a systems approach combining materials, electronics, and computing that open up new opportunities for continuous, ambulatory monitoring of human health and for fundamental biomedical research in unperturbed, naturally behaving animal models. I will first present a wearable mechano-acoustic sensing device for human healthcare that has been deployed to about 500 patients, with an emphasis on data analytics for continuous monitoring of COVID-19 and vocal health. Then I will present a new class of wireless, battery-free, fully implantable devices that offer multimodalities and closed-loop functionalities in neuroscience research and the use of this technology for studying auditory-evoked potentials, sleep-wake regulations, seizure treatment, cardiology, and social interactions. I will conclude by discussing future opportunities of my research in both fundamental and translational biomedicine.

About the Speaker(s)

Wei Ouyang
Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern U

Wei Ouyang is currently a postdoctoral fellow supervised by Prof. John A. Rogers at the Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics, Northwestern University. He received his SM degree in electrical engineering and computer science and PhD degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under the supervision of Prof. Jongyoon Han. He received his BS degree in microelectronics from Peking University, China. His research interests include wearables, implantables, digital health, neural engineering, bioMEMS, and microfluidics. He is a recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Award, Siebel Scholar (Class of 2016), the Peake Research Prize at MIT, and the Ernst A. Guillemin Thesis Award at MIT.


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