International Conference on Wearable Devices

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Wearable Medical Device Conference at the Technion

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology held the second International Conference on Wearable Devices for Monitoring Health. The lectures during the two-day meeting focused mainly on developing chemical sensors that monitor the user’s medical condition.

The conference was led, for the second year, by the research group of Professor Hossam Haick. An expert in sensor-based medical monitoring, Prof. Haick is the head of the Wolfson Chemical Engineering Nanoscale Device Laboratory, a member of the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Equal Opportunities, and the Dean of Certification Studies. This year’s conference was organized by members of his research group, Dr. Rotem Vishinkin, Yana Milyutin, Liat Tsuri, and Dr. Yoav Broza.

“Wearable devices for monitoring health has become part of our daily lives,” said Prof. Haick. “We see this in smart watches, monitoring bracelets, and clothing that transfers physiological data. However, developing the sensors that read this data is a slow process that doesn’t keep pace with technological advances on the chemical side. Thus, we decided this year to focus on the sensors and their connection to the electronic components that receive the data.”