Closing the Loop with Digital Health Systems

Datum: 23.05.2023, 17:30 Uhr - 18:30 Uhr 
Ort: Großer Hörsaal Universitätsklinikum, Stenglinstraße 2, 86156 Augsburg
Veranstalter: Lehrstuhl für Biomedizinische Informatik, Data Mining und Data Analytics
Themenbereiche: Informatik, Gesundheit und Medizin
Veranstaltungsreihe: Medical Information Sciences
Veranstaltungsart: Vortragsreihe
Vortragende: Prof. Dr. Walter Karlen

In diesem Sommersemester wird die im letzten Winter erfolgreich gestartete Vortragsreihe Medical Information Sciences fortgesetzt. Renommierte Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler unterschiedlicher Fachdisziplinen und Forschungsstandorte geben jeden Dienstag ab 17:30 Uhr Einblicke in aktuelle Fragestellungen und Anwendungsgebiete des breiten Forschungsfeldes Medical Information Sciences.

Digital technologies are changing the field of medicine and health. Ubiquitous medical devices can be used as point-of-care tools to measure and timely deliver personalized medical treatments across the whole continuum of care. However, this comes with a number of technical and medical challenges that will guide the research and development of digital health technologies in the coming years. In this talk I will highlight how medical automation and artificial intelligence can open new avenues to enable easy access to medical technology outside specialized clinical centers, with an example in sleep research. Intelligent user-machine interaction, automation, and machine learning approaches will have a huge impact on future medical technologies and will find applications in many medical domains, from prevention to treatment.

Prof. Walter Karlen is professor for Biomedical Engineering at Ulm University since May 2021 where he specializes in the research on design and algorithms for medical wearables and their applications.
He was a Swiss National Science Foundation professor at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich) from 2014 to 2020 where he founded and directed the Mobile Health Systems Lab. Between 2005 and 2014, he held research positions at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, BC Children's Hospital and Child and Family Research Institute (CFRI), Vancouver, Canada; the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada; and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. Walter Karlen holds a Master degree in micro-engineering from EPFL and a Docteur ès sciences (PhD) in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (also EPFL).

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