Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Series

Title:

Wearable Joint Health Sensing using Acoustics and Electrical Bioimpedance

Speaker:

Dr. Omer Inan

Affiliation:

Georgia Tech ECE

When:

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 12:00:00 PM

Where:

Petit Biotechnology Building Building, Room 1128

Host:

Drew Elliott
drew.elliott@gatech.edu

Abstract

Longitudinally assessing the structural and physiological health of joints, such as the knee, can enable personalized rehabilitation following injuries or titration of care for patients with arthritis. Current technologies for joint health evaluation comprise physical examination by a trained clinician, medical imaging (e.g. magnetic resonance imaging, MRI), or wearable sensing systems focused on joint kinematics or overall actigraphy. Our group has developed novel technologies for comprehensive joint health evaluation based on wearable measurement of the sounds emitted by joints during movement and electrical bioimpedance spectroscopy. This talk will describe our latest findings focused on elucidating the origin and physiological underpinnings of these measurements, development of algorithms for extracting meaningful digital biomarkers, and clinical validation studies in patients with acute knee injuries and arthritis.


Biography

Omer T. Inan is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2004, 2005, and 2009, respectively. His group focuses on non-invasive physiological sensing and modulation for human health and performance, and is currently funded by the NIH, NSF, DARPA, ONR, industry, and foundations. Dr. Inan has received numerous major awards including the NSF CAREER award, the ONR Young Investigator Award, and the IEEE Sensors Council Yong Professional (Early Career) award.

Notes

Lunch will be provided.