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Biomimetic sensors: Their use and potential in Medicine

Life and Matter Sciences Series of Conferences Thursday, 6 February 2020, 17:30 hours Madrid

General information:

Venue: Fundación Ramón Areces. Calle Vitruvio, 5. 28006. Madrid.

Free admission. Necessary previous online registration. Limited capacity.  

In cooperation with:

Springer Nature

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Biomimetic interfaces, such as skin or ingestible sensors have revolutionized our ability to perform minimally invasive and continuous monitoring of human tissues, offering great opportunities for improving the knowledge and treatment of diseases. Until now, Western Medicine has been mainly based on studies on sick population (patients) monitored in a hospital setting. With the arrival of electronic devices and materials capable of continuously and non-invasively measure physiological parameters, new opportunities to understand health in addition to disease have arisen as well as the possibility to study broader population groups representative of the global population. These tools are inspired by the way biological systems work, since they are able to monitor physiological patterns and respond accurately to biophysical stimuli. These devices offer hope to many patients, such as those suffering from diabetes or neurological diseases, and represent a window into improving the knowledge of human body and mind.

In this 12th conference, experts in engineering, biomedicine and bioethics will be gathered to discuss the progress in the development of advanced biomimetic devices, including devices capable of monitoring human fluids through the skin (sweat, saliva or tears) or be ingested as well as their application in monitoring and treating diseases such as diabetes.

Thursday, 6 February 

17:00 h.

Attendees check-in

17:30

Presentation

Raimundo Pérez-Hernández y Torra
Director of Fundación Ramón Areces.

Federico Mayor Zaragoza
Chairman of the Scientific Council of Fundación Ramón Areces.

Soledad Santos Suárez
Editorial Director Spain and Portugal, Springer Healthcare, a Springer Nature Business.

17:45

Introduction

Erika Pastrana
Editorial Director, Nature Journals, Applied and Chemistry. Nature Research. New York (U.S.).

Conferences

18:00

New Materials and Devices for Interfacing with the Brain

George Malliaras
Prince Philip Professor of Technology. Electrical Engineering Division. University of Cambridge. Cambridge (United Kingdom).

18:20

Creating a new paradigm for treating neurological diseases: personalised brain therapy

Ana Maiques
Founding partner and CEO. Neuroelectrics. Barcelona (Spain) and Massachusetts (U.S.).

18:40

Skin microbiome based sensing

Marc Güell Cargol
Department of Experimental and Health Sciences. Pompeu Fabra University. Barcelona (Spain).

19:00

Ingestible Micro-Bio-Electronic Sensors for Disease Monitoring and Diagnosis

Rabia Tugce Yazicigil
Assistant professor. Electrical and computer engineering department. Boston University. Boston (U.S.).

19:20

Debate

Moderator:
Erika Pastrana.

Speakers:
George Malliaras, Ana Maiques, Marc Güell Cargol, Rabia Tugce Yazicigil.

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