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November 22, 2017 //By Chris Van Hoof, Tom Torfs, Imec
How your car can check your daily health
Imec researches capacitive, optical and radar technology to integrate in the user’s environment and in this way monitor – unnoticeable – his health.

This research is part of the imec.iChange program, which is developing hardware and software for wearables and ‘beyond wearables’. One example of this is the MUSEIC chip family, developed by imec, and which is unique on account of its compactness, low energy consumption and low production cost. Developments at the moment are mainly for taking contact readings and are used in applications such as sticking plasters, bracelets and headsets. These chips are now being adapted to allow non-contact readings to be recorded.

If you would like to read the technical paper entitled "Robust wireless capacitive ECG system with adaptive signal quality and motion artifact reduction," (2016 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications), then please contact us via www.imecmagazine@imec.be

About the authors:

Chris Van Hoof leads imec’s wearable health R&D across 3 imec sites (Eindhoven, Leuven and Gent). Imec’s wearable health teams provide solutions for chronic-disease patient monitoring and for preventive health through virtual coaching. Chris has taken wearable health from embryonic research to a business line serving international customers. Chris likes to make things that really work and apart from delivering industry-relevant qualified solutions to customers, his work has already resulted in 4 imec startups (3 in the healthcare domain). After receiving a PhD from the KU Leuven in 1992 in collaboration with imec, Chris has held positions as manager and director in diverse fields (sensors, imagers, 3D integration, MEMS, energy harvesting, body area networks, biomedical electronics, wearable health). He has published over 600 papers in journals and conference proceedings and has given over 60 invited talks. He is full professor at the KU Leuven.

www.chris.vanhoof@imec.be

Tom Torfs graduated as an electronics engineer from KIH De Nayer, Belgium in 2001. In 2010 he obtained a master’s degree in engineering – biomedical technology – from K.U. Leuven, Belgium. He has worked at imec since 2001 as systems researcher, architect and principal engineer, designing compact wireless autonomous systems based around imec wireless, sensor and packaging technologies, focusing on sensors for biomedical applications and body area networks. Tom has (co-)authored over 50 publications, 12 as lead author and has two patents to his credit.

www.tom.torfs@imec.be

 

 

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