Todd Coleman: A temporary tattoo that brings hospital care to the home
Todd Coleman - Bioelectronics innovator
UCSD bioengineering professor Todd Coleman integratively spans the disciplines of medical electronics, machine learning and public health. Full bio
for her preterm contractions.
technicians and experts
to monitor her uterine contractions.
is because she's worried.
about what happens
on bed rest at the hospital.
it would be devastating.
to have a premature birth
until she gives birth,
of her life paying for the bill;
and hope for the best.
about stories like this
the benefits of high-fidelity monitoring
partners in the hospital
living their daily life?
clever material scientists,
you could wear like a piece of jewelry
to yourself like a Band-Aid.
and years of endeavors,
with this flexible electronic patch
using the same processes
from a semiconductor wafer
that can interface with the human body.
the thickness of a human hair.
of information that we want,
these types of systems,
in our research group.
to some of our clinical partners
in different clinical conditions,
in labor at our university hospital
contractions with the conventional belt.
pertaining to the fetal heart rate,
to what was acquired
and our algorithms.
were beginning to come to fruition,
in a clinical context.
we manufactured these systems
of the nurses in the hospital,
with typical medical adhesives
"Wait a minute.
them work with adhesives,
our manufacturing problem."
inside of a piece of Scotch tape
allows us to, in addition,
into the flexible adhesives
and digitizing them,
into the same medical adhesives
as well as a usability perspective,
make it used practically.
that we can simply digitize the data,
information for interpretation.
about some of the energy challenges.
and how much it would cost
a continuous stream of data.
profession is comfortable talking about.
does not have the most trust
have not had the best experiences
of questions of privacy.
being processed into the cloud.
government can be hacked,
all the hackers in the world,
them a smaller target.
that do data interpretation
on those small integrated circuits
these things together,
we can think about the future
go about living her normal daily life,
she doesn't have to get another job
some of her concerns about privacy.
of these questions about privacy
the chapter is closed now.
as I mentioned earlier,
in the medical establishment.
and widening health disparities,
of proper care management.
is that this simple picture
being wirelessly transmitted to the cloud,
trusted parties serve as intermediaries
and her health care providers.
to partner with churches
that are church members,
to people like Jane.
to pay one dollar now
intensive care unit --
parts of a hospital.
learning process for us.
through and attacking one problem
innovate with this technology
who perhaps need it the most.
we've taken from this process
and advances at an accelerating rate,
are using this technology,
they have a face,
About the speaker:Todd Coleman - Bioelectronics innovator
UCSD bioengineering professor Todd Coleman integratively spans the disciplines of medical electronics, machine learning and public health.
Why you should listen
Todd Coleman's research develops multi-functional, flexible bioelectronics and novel analytics methods to benefit patients and clinical decision-makers.
After a PhD in electrical engineering at MIT, Coleman did a neurosciences post-doc and became an assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering and neuroscience at University of Illinois before joining the faculty of UCSD. An avid public health advocate, Coleman understands the value of collaborating with community health programs to truly implement and deliver sustainable innovations to those who need it most.
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