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Wearable Medical Technology

9:00-10:15 am CDT, June 23, 2020
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Session Abstract:

This session covers the academic and entrepreneurial aspect of Wearable Medical Devices as represented by top academic institutions as well as the CEO of an early revenue company commercializing wearable technology invented in academia. Presenters will share projects they are currently working on and the impact they expect to have on healthcare.

"Leveraging Electronic Textiles In Low Earth Orbit: From Sensate Skins to Sensory Conductors"
Juliana Cherston, PhD Student, Responsive Environments Group, MIT Media Lab

"Wearable Technologies for Clinical Rehabilitation and Outcomes"
Chandrasekaran Jayaraman, Research Associate, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

"Using Intellectual Property Research for the Assessment of Medical Wearables Competitive Landscape and Technological Strategy"
Jim Moeller, Moeller Ventures, Business & Technology Strategy Research

"The Cala Health Journey: Development and Commercialization of a Wearable Neuromodulation Therapy"
Alexander Kent, Director, Applied Research, Cala Health

"The Story of RxFunction"
Tom Morizio, RxFunction, Inc.


Session Organizer Bios:

Lars Oddsson, RxFunction Inc. & University of Minnesota
Dr. Oddsson, scientist, inventor & entrepreneur, currently CTO/Co-founder of RxFunction. Has studied the physiology balance for over three decades, is widely cited in the peer-reviewed scientific literature (h-index 38, Google Scholar). He teaches at the Technological Leadership Institute/U MN , holds an Adjunct Professor position, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and Visiting Professor at Recanati School of Community Health, Ben-Gurion University, Israel.


Speaker Bios:

Chandrasekaran JayaramanJuliana Cherston, PhD Student, Responsive Environments Group, MIT Media Lab
Juliana is currently a 4th year PhD student in the Responsive Environments group at the MIT Media Lab. Her research bridges the worlds of electronic textile design and aerospace engineering. During various internships, Juliana has worked on particle physics at CERN, orbital 3D printing at Made in Space, PCB-scale satellite engineering at MIT Aero/Astro, and user interface design at Microsoft.

 

 

Chandrasekaran JayaramanChandrasekaran Jayaraman, Research Associate, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
Dr. Jayaraman, is currently a Research Associate at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, Regenstein Center for Bionic Medicine, Chicago, IL. He currently leads a series of clinical trials on translating wearable medical technologies for clinical rehabilitation, outcomes and user experience. These projects are collaboratively funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) and National Institute of Health (NIH).

 

 

Tom MorizioTom Morizio, CEO, RxFunction
Career Med Tech veteran with experience in creating new markets for cardiovascular and neuromodulation therapies and technologies. ACIST Medical Systems, Medtronic, and Baxter Healthcare work history.

 

 

 

Jim MoellerJim Moeller, Moeller Ventures, Business & Technology Strategy Research
Jim Moeller is a business and technology strategy research consultant leveraging techniques that combine business fundamentals and data science to product insightful and actionable results. His experience spans independent business strategy consulting, investment banking, and engineering. His domain expertise covers wide areas of electronics and medical device technologies, including Internet-of Things (IoT), wireless and mobile communications, broadband telecommunications, and components. https://www.MoellerVentures.com


Alexander KentAlexander Kent, Director, Applied Research, Cala Health
Dr. Alex Kent is Director, Applied Research at Cala Health. He has over twelve years of academic and industry R&D experience in the medical device field. Previously, he worked as Research Manager at Abbott Neuromodulation and Principal Scientist at St. Jude Medical.

 

 


Presentation Abstracts:

"Leveraging Electronic Textiles In Low Earth Orbit: From Sensate Skins to Sensory Conductors"
Humanity’s instinctive will to explore draws modern civilization towards evermore extreme environments. Alas, until it is possible to substantially alter the human body, the humble textile will continue to serve as a boundary - a second skin - for the arctic explorer, for the deep-sea diver, and indeed for the astronaut. For the first time, we are leveraging electronic textiles in space, the ultimate frontier for exploration where large area protective fabrics have decades of flight heritage.

"Wearable Technologies for Clinical Rehabilitation and Outcomes"
Wearable medical technologies undergo elaborate clinical trial validations before translation to a clinically implementable stage. This trajectory of translation is unique to each technology, depending on the technology type, device complexity and its targeted end use. This talk will discuss the translational landscape of such technologies and specifically will go in detail about the trajectory of one such advanced technology, a powered knee-ankle prosthesis for individuals with transfemoral (above knee) amputation.  Results from an ongoing clinical trial will be presented.

"The Story of RxFunction"
The short and long history of RxFunction, building a start-up in a new category from functional prototypes and pilot human data to commercialization.

"Using Intellectual Property Research for the Assessment of Medical Wearables Competitive Landscape and Technological Strategy"
This presentation will show how intellectual property research techniques can be utilized to assess the medical wearables competitive landscape and technology strategy for insight into new research and development projects, new market initiatives, and business development in general. This presentation will consist of tabulated and graphical information derived from analysis utilizing Google’s BigQuery cloud data warehouse service and Google’s public patent datasets.

"The Cala Health Journey: Development and Commercialization of a Wearable Neuromodulation Therapy"
This talk will detail Cala Health’s journey in bringing a wearable neuromodulation therapy platform to market using a patient-centric approach.

 

 


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