CoFaMic seminar – 12/11/2014

Applications of electronics, sensing and wireless technologies in healtcare and life science.

Hung Cao, Ph. École de technologie supérieure, Montréal

Abstract : Micro- and nano-technologies together with sensing and wireless innovations have been emerging during the last decade as essential assets to enhance healthcare and life-science research. Cost and care efficiency, quality and efficacy in hospitals, as well as pharmacology and science discoveries have obtained great benefits from multidisciplinary researches. While micro- and nano-fabrication provided miniaturized sensors and systems with better sensitivity, selectivity and longevity at minimal power consumption; wireless technology and innovations in electronics helped in cutting healthcare cost, bringing convenience to patients and establishing distance care which was recently defined as self-care and mobile-health. With the development of biomaterials, all of these enabled more-useful implantable devices that could be deployed in vivo, targeting diagnosis, prognosis and investigations of chronic diseases of inner organs.

In this presentation, Dr. Hung Cao will introduce several engineering tools to support healthcare and life-science research. Biocompatible and flexible materials dovetailed with conventional electronics and nanotechnology for various applications will be introduced. Approaches targeting some specific chronic diseases in humans will be presented. Dr. Cao will also discuss about the use of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for neuroscience and cardiovascular engineering in animal models.

Place and Date of seminar :
Seminar organization : NanoQAM-CoFaMic
President Kennedy Pavilion, Room PK-4610.
mercredi 12 novembre 2014 at 01:30PM.