Osher discussion features unobtrusive health monitoring

A leading expert in the promising science of electro-physiology, UC San Diego associate bioengineering professor Todd Coleman will discuss the latest breakthroughs in “wearable health monitoring” on Friday, Feb. 7, at 10 am at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).

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Todd Coleman

Coleman’s UC San Diego research team has developed an inch-square sensor that remotely monitors vital signs with a miniscule wireless antenna.

Now in testing, this micro-technology could monitor an older patient’s onset of serious conditions such as strokes, seizures and heart attacks. With such valuable data, available in “real time,” doctors would be better able to prevent such ailments as well as provide treatment more effectively and rapidly.

In addition, these tiny sensors could allow expectant mothers – and their doctors -- to instantly monitor such data as fetal heart rate and oxygen as well as maternal heart rate, body temperature and uterine contractions.

Offered free to OLLI members and held in Classroom 129, the presentation is part of an on-going series of Distinguished Lectures.

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