Wearable Bioelectronics for Personalized Healthcare

Seminar
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
EER 3.646
Free and open to the public

Healthcare today takes reactive measures towards illness and diseases rather than making proactive approaches. Recent development in bioelectronics aims to tackle such limitation by allowing individuals to actively monitor their wellness and easily access vital information like heart rate and blood pressure. Integration of diverse bioelectronics including biochemical sensors can further provide vast information of individuals’ health signatures at molecular level. Yet current biochemical sensing is majorly limited to specialized settings due to incompatibility with real-world applications. In this talk, I will introduce wearable biosensors for non-invasive continuous analysis of sweat towards personalized healthcare. I will address two major challenges in wearable sweat sensing - 1) integrating flexible electronics and solid-state electrochemical sensors in a single robust platform to realize an autonomous device and 2) understanding the role of sweat in relation to medical and physiological status. Wearable biosensors for perspiration analysis can open a new mean to monitor health continuously and may shed light on new non-invasive biomarkers for diagnosis of medical conditions and diseases.

Speaker

Hnin Yin Yin Nyein

Hnin Yin Yin Nyein

University of California, Berkeley

Hnin Yin Yin Nyein is currently a PhD candidate advised by Professor Ali Javey at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow. Her research focus includes wearable bioelectronics, personalized medicine, flexible electronics, precision medicine, and soft condensed matter.