According to the pre-event information for Sensors in Medicine 2014 “sensor applications in medical diagnosis are growing at an astonishing rate. Twenty five years ago, these applications were limited to laboratory measurement of blood gases and electrolytes. Today biosensors are used in a variety of ways to monitor glucose in diabetes, detect and diagnose cancer and infectious diseases; new applications appear almost daily. Linking sensors to mobile phone technology has made wearable sensors a reality, allowing individuals to monitor not only chronic diseases, but also their lifestyle as a key input to preventative medicine.
“Sensors in Medicine 2014 will highlight the most innovative application of sensors in medicine, and promote the adoption of these new technologies by bridging academic, clinical and commercial worlds.”
The event takes place on 25th and 26th March 2014 at the Royal Geographic Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR. The keynote address on day 1 is “New sensor technologies and mHealth”. Full information is available at the Sensors in Medicine website.
Additional upcoming event, 10 June 2014:
Sensors in Healthcare: As part of the Wales Festival of Innovation, the event will seek to showcase the expertise at Swansea University in the development of sensors for use in the medical sector and hear from Wales-based companies on their current innovations in this area. We will also encourage other Universities from the region to present posters. During the final networking session, a drinks reception will be held, with the opportunity to tour the Centre for NanoHealth facility. Whilst this event will just focus on Welsh innovations, we aim to encourage the attendance of participants (especially industrial) from the rest of the UK.