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Wearable Medical Technologies 1

Tuesday, April 16, 4:00-5:30
Meridian Ballroom 2/3, Graduate Minneapolis

Organizers: Lucy Dunne, University of Minnesota
Lars Oddsson, RxFunction, Inc.

"Smart Wearable Ankle Sprain Suit"
Romulo Maggay, Senior Staff Systems Engineer, Analog Devices

"Dynamic Anthropometry: The Key to Improved Performance in the Next Generation of Medical Wearables"
Linsey Griffin, Assistant Professor of Apparel Design, University of Minnesota

"A Product Design Approach to Prosthetic Design"
Susan Sokolowski, Founding Director & Associate Professor: Sports Product Design MS Program, University of Oregon

"Smart Wearables"
Matt Mesnik, Cutting Edge Healthcare Consulting


Session Abstract:

This session will address design considerations, applications, and opportunities for wearable medical devices.


Session Organizer Bios:

Lucy Dunne, Professor, Program Director Apparel Design, Co-director Wearable Technology Lab, University of Minnesota. Her research is focused on wearability, garment-based wearable technology, and explores new functionality in apparel, human-device interface, production and manufacture, and human factors of wearable products.

Lars Oddsson, CTO, Co-Founder at RxFunction, Inc., Adjunct Professor Rehab Medicine, Faculty Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota


Speaker Bios:

Romulo Maggay, Senior Staff Systems Engineer, Analog Devices
Romulo is presently employed as a Senior Staff Systems engineer at Analog Devices. He was initially engaged in the architecture and development of RF-based testers. He is now focusing on innovative emerging technologies as well as collaborating with research universities.

Linsey Griffin, Assistant Professor of Apparel Design, University of Minnesota
Linsey Griffin, PhD, is the Co-Director of the Human Dimensioning Lab at the University of Minnesota.  She specializes in the development of wearable health and safety products, with an emphasis on anthropometry, sizing, and fit. She has conducted wearable product research with organizations including Kimberly Clark Corporation, Park Nicollet Health Services, 3M, and NASA.

Susan Sokolowski, Founding Director & Associate Professor: Sports Product Design MS Program, University of Oregon
Dr. Sokolowski is the Founding Director and Associate Professor of the Sports Product Design Program, at the University of Oregon. She has over 25 years of performance footwear, apparel and equipment design experience; working for Nike, Burton, Fila and the US DOD. Her current research is focused upon design issues surrounding underserved populations, including women and disabled athletes.

Kathy Sherwood, Inspire Medical SystemsMatt Mesnik, Cutting Edge Healthcare Consulting
Serial entrepreneur, emergency physician, healthcare executive with >30 years of healthcare management experience. Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Vigilant Diagnostics. Founder and CMO of Sanso Health. Former medical advisor to Myant, a smart wearables company. Former CMO of CVS MinuteClinic which developed retail healthcare. Former CMO of Aprima Medical Software an EHR company. Former medical director of Ativa Medical.

 

 


Presentation Abstracts:

"Smart Wearable Ankle Sprain Suit"
The Smart Wearable Ankle Sprain Suit or SWASS, is essentially smart-wearable, holistic point-of-care rehab solution that is connected & cost effective enabling a fast & guided ankle sprain recovery anytime, anywhere. It is a combination of intelligent algorithms, sensors and smart materials.

"Dynamic Anthropometry: The Key to Improved Performance in the Next Generation of Medical Wearables"
Beyond traditional measurements, medical wearables need to reflect body geometry, size, movement, and physical change across a diverse population of wearers. This presentation will highlight the future of research in the field of anthropometry as it pertains to the development of medical wearables and devices. New 3D and 4D scanning analysis methods for the body and hand will be examined as tools for improving the body-product relationship and enhancing the performance of medical wearable products and devices.

"A Product Design Approach to Prosthetic Design"
Evidence of prosthetic use can be dated back to the second Punic War. However, state-of-the-art devices have advanced little, especially for individuals who need forearm and hand functionality, and have limited financial support for high-end, custom robotic devices. This is particularly the case for military veterans. The prosthetics prescribed are thermally hot, heavy, fit poorly, restrict mobility and are unattractive. This presentation will review how the aforementioned design challenges were addressed through 3D body scanning and rapid prototyping technologies.

"Smart Wearables"
Discuss smart wearables, their features and functionalities. Discuss the applications and use cases of smart wearables with specific examples in; continuous remote monitoring, aging in place, remote physical therapy, stroke and spinal cord injury rehabilitation, telemedicine and improved access to care.


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