Chris Van Hoof (Imec)
Technology and analytics for personalized health management and disease interception
Patient care is evolving from generic open-loop therapy to personalized closed-loop therapy. Furthermore, smart healthcare is appearing that is shifting the focus from (often late) diagnosis to early disease interception and even disease prevention. It is expected that personalized therapy, disease interception and disease prevention will require personal digital phenotyping, ie the use of digital and wearable technology to track health parameters and behaviour over an extended period of time so as to identify risk factors, triggers and quantify the success of therapy.
This talk will give an overview of the most recent connected health solutions Imec is creating. Also, I will present insights gained from several ambitious clinical investigational studies that we are conducting. These rely on our innovative wearable sensors in combination with contextual sensors, which are being used by both healthy people as well as patients. Wearable technology makes it possible to monitor people’s health and context in any location and give just-in-time personalized feedback.