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While innovation in the medical space can be daunting or challenging, MedFuse will be a place where both seasoned experts and aspiring talent are welcome together. Not only are there many ways in which the medical field stands to benefit from new perspectives, but there are also many tangential fields to medicine that innovations present in other IoT solutions can serve with fewer barriers. Fields like home monitoring, health and wellness apps, or wearable devices. So if you or your company have ideas, are looking for ideas, or just want to be inspired, MedFuse is the place to come tap into a network of innovators, thinkers, but most importantly, doers. So whether or not you are a trained medical professional, MedFuse is right for you.

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Tuesday, October 30
 

8:00am CDT

The Senior Living IoT Opportunity
Limited Capacity full

Senior living is often overlooked by technologists, but it is in need of creative innovation. In my talk I will lay out my experience as an entrepreneur/intrapreneur in the senior living space and where I see opportunity for creating new products & services.

Speakers
avatar for Al Baker

Al Baker

Director of Innovation, Goodman Labs
Al Bakers is a product-minded leader, passionate about hospitality and healthcare. He currently guides technology and innovation for a large senior living facility organization, The Goodman Group. He also co-founded Reemo Health, a health technology platform that leverages wearables... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am CDT
CMU President's Room Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

8:45am CDT

MedFuse Mingle
Tuesday October 30, 2018 8:45am - 9:15am CDT

9:15am CDT

Building Hardware Is A Journey
Limited Capacity seats available

HabitAware's Keen is the world's first smart awareness trainer and subconscious behavior tracker. Keen senses your behavior and sends a vibration, helping you develop awareness and take control of these and other subconscious behaviors such as hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting and
thumb sucking.

Building hardware is a journey:From idea to market, there are a dozen paths to take. We'll share the paths we took to move from idea to launch, to generate demand, and to come to market on a limited budget. We'll also share common manufacturing pitfalls and how we dealt with or avoided them.

About HabitAware:HabitAware.com is a HAX hardware accelerator program alumnus that is helping people with mental health disorders take control, including one of their founders! Our flagship invention, Keen, is aimed at the 30+ million Americans for whom compulsive hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, nose picking, thumb sucking & other body focused repetitive behaviors are a life-altering issue. Keen is a smart bracelet that a user trains for the specific movement of the unwanted behaviors. When Keen senses a match, it vibrates to bring the user to awareness so they can affect change.

Speakers
avatar for Aneela Idnani

Aneela Idnani

Cofounder & President, HabitAware
Aneela Idnani is Cofounder & President of HabitAware. Aneela co-invented Keen2, a smart bracelet and app system to empower people with compulsive hair pulling, skin picking and nail biting to take control and shift to healthier stress-relieving behaviors. HabitAware is a TIME Magazine Best Invention and holds research grant awards... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 9:15am - 9:45am CDT
CMU 324 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

9:15am CDT

IoT for Senior Care and Independence
Limited Capacity seats available

Older adults strive to be as independent as possible as they age and to maintain the lifestyle they have come to enjoy. Unfortunately, autonomy often comes at the price of safety (and vice versa). As families and care providers, we should be able to monitor health, safety, and fitness without compromising independence. Technology has a huge part to play in the future of Senior Care, and WalkSmart is the perfect solution for many older adults. Many existing solutions are poor adaptations of technology built for millennials, but WalkSmart is designed specifically for walker users. No wearable, no smartphone, and no charging are required. Yet it provides important safety alerts in real-time and gives families peace of mind through our mobile app. When technologies are designed specifically for seniors, we can truly help people live the best life possible.

WalkSmart Website

Speakers
avatar for Peter Chamberlain

Peter Chamberlain

Founder/CEO, WalkSmart
Peter Chamberlain is the founder and CEO of WalkSmart, a company focused on keeping our older adults independent, healthy, and safe with simple and powerful technology. He earned a Masters of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 9:15am - 9:45am CDT
CMU 323 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

9:15am CDT

How Does Digital Technology Transform Healthcare Globally?
Limited Capacity full

The combination of AI and other new technologies which are being used in chronic disease management and disease diagnosis will enhance patient engagement and promote value-based care. In this talk, I will compare the healthcare industry and the impact of digital tech transformation, using the relationship between the United States and China as an example. 

Speakers
avatar for Jean Yao

Jean Yao

Managing director, Med Qiao Group
Jean Yao, PhD, with 20+ years of extended experience in the areas of biology, medical research, and medical industry, has held various positions at Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota. She funded Med Qiao Group LLC as for the Bridge between US and China in life science. Med Qiao... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 9:15am - 9:45am CDT
CMU 326 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

9:15am CDT

I'm Sorry Dave, I'm Afraid I Can't Do That: AI Philosophy
Limited Capacity seats available

AI has evolved in its meaning and interpretation over the history of computing since the 1950s when it was originally coined. This talk goes through how we can and perhaps should think and talk about AI and its various "branches" from a philosophical level, and in particular within the healthcare context. Why has AI become such a popular term and what does it really mean? Perhaps more importantly, what is, "not AI?" Why should we care about all of this? Siddharth will take you on an incredible journey investigating some of these topics in this important field.

Speakers
avatar for Siddharth Dani

Siddharth Dani

Sr. Program Manager - Data Products, Medtronic
Siddharth Dani is an engineer and designer of algorithm products that use pattern recognition techniques. In over a decade in the field, he has worked in developing products for Computer Vision, Neuroscience and healthcare technology. Currently, Siddharth's focus is on developing... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 9:15am - 9:45am CDT
CMU 303 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

9:15am CDT

How To: Design and Build a Smart Connected Health Device
Limited Capacity filling up

Wearables and connected devices have become the fastest growing product category in health/fitness and medtech. Monitoring vitals, collecting data, and driving positive change are key attributes to these devices and systems.

In this workshop, we will take you through the steps that innovative designers and developers go through to create device architecture and system design, data management solutions and sensor incorporation… all to create a new connected health device.

We will be taking a look at users, objects and tasks, finding ways to turn them into devices that can track and sense, transforming them into innovative, connected health solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Kramer

Tom Kramer

President & CEO, Kablooe Design
Tom KraMer has been a product innovator for over 28 years, and holds a Certificate in Master of Product Development at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design at MCAD. He also holds a certificate from Stanford University for the Cardiovascular System... Read More →
avatar for Brian Mullins

Brian Mullins

Director of Design and Development, Kablooe Design
Brian has more than a decade of professional work as an industrial designer under his belt, yet he is the local champion for always learning new things. Nobody has a better grip on design theories and trends than this guy. Brian has worked with Target, Herman Miller, Texas Instruments... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 9:15am - 11:15am CDT
CMU 325 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

9:45am CDT

MedFuse Mingle
Tuesday October 30, 2018 9:45am - 10:15am CDT

10:15am CDT

AMM: Advanced Modular Manikin
Limited Capacity seats available

The Advanced Modular Manikin is a new DoD funded technology platform for the next generation of medical training manikins. This platform allows for modularity and interoperability of physical manikins as well as simulated medical equipment and purely software simulations. This platform will provide opportunity greatly improve the capabilities of part task trainers by connecting them to a full physiology engine as well as any other AMM-compatible module. It will also provide simulation centers with more flexibility and greater value by allowing manikin components to be swapped to meet the desired functionality of the educational scenario.

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Riggs

Benjamin Riggs

Founder & CEO, Entropic Engineering
Since founding Entropic Engineering with a friend 6 years ago, Benjamin has been the lead systems developer on a wide variety of projects on embedded hardware as well as traditional application development. Prior to founding EE, he's worked at a consulting firm, as a sysadmin, and... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am CDT
CMU 326 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

10:15am CDT

Intelligence at the Edge + Video Analytics IoT
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn about how Boston Scientific is revolutionizing the development and manufacturing of medical devices through the addition of IoT devices. This talk goes through the challenges of developing and deploying an IoT solution using video analytics for non-quality decisions. These devices are enabling Boston to capture more data that help engineers understand bottlenecks in manufacturing. Michael will be talking about Boston’s journey with IoT within operations and how it is driving meaningful changes.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Prom

Michael Prom

Engineering Supervisor, Boston Scientific
Michael Prom is an engineering supervisor within Boston Scientific’s Interventional Cardiology division. He manages a high-performing team that is revolutionizing the way data is being used to help optimize the manufacture of medical devices. In addition to developing platforms... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am CDT
CMU 303 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

10:15am CDT

The Science of Compliance
Limited Capacity seats available

Effective hospital infection prevention program must combine a successful hand hygiene program with a comprehensive environmental hygiene program. Traditional approaches to improving compliance with these horizontal infection prevention measures are often resource intensive and generate small amounts of accurate, actionable data. This presentation discusses the impact of non-compliance with hand hygiene and environmental hygiene, reviews human behavior models that influence compliance and discusses new, data-driven methods to encourage and measure compliance in order to drive improved outcomes.
Following this presentation, the learner will be able to:
1. Describe the impact of non-compliance with horizontal infection prevention measures: hand hygiene and environmental hygiene on healthcare-associated infections.
2. Discuss behavioral models and methods to promote compliance in healthcare.
3. Review traditional and new methods to measure and report compliance with hand hygiene and environmental hygiene practices.

CE Credit: 1

Speakers
avatar for Linda Homan

Linda Homan

Sr Manager, Clinical, Ecolab
Linda Homan is the Senior Manager of Clinical and Professional Services for Ecolab Healthcare. In that role, Linda focuses on the development of clinical and educational solutions, applied clinical research and incorporation of clinical best practices in all healthcare offerings... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am CDT
CMU 324 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

10:15am CDT

Re-imagining Management of Chronic Heart Failure—Hospital-to-Home
Limited Capacity filling up

Over six million are diagnosed with heart failure in the United States. 1.1 million will be admitted to the hospital each year. 25% of those will be readmitted within thirty days, and 50% within six months. CMMS has implemented punitive reimbursement holdbacks for hospitals that experience readmission rates that are too high.
Much attention has been focused on reducing 30-day readmissions—it’s where the money is. It’s a bad idea and it’s not working. Financial incentives are still poorly aligned to improved outcomes. The technologies relied upon to monitor and manage patients outside the hospital are not producing clinically actionable data that engages patients, care providers, and payers.
Cardiac Profiles utilizes a novel combination of two simple pulse oximeters and a single lead ECG in FloWave which enables a highly nuanced characterization of CV Preload, Contractility, and Afterload, providing both status and trajectory of resting and exercising patients. The simplicity, low cost and clinical utility of the technology will catalyze the development of a more fully integrated heart failure management platform--hospital-to-home.
While six million may have been “diagnosed” with heart failure, many times that number are living with compromised cardiovascular function—completely unaware that they are on their way to heart failure. It’s time to reimagine technologies that can safely and inexpensively enable strategies for earlier detection and more effective intervention for patients with compromised cardiovascular health and heart failure.


Speakers
avatar for Kin Clinton

Kin Clinton

CEO, Cardiac Profiles, Inc.
Kin Clinton is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cardiac Profiles, Inc., a Nashville-based developer of noninvasive cardiovascular medical devices and related heart failure management services. After service in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Mr... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am CDT
CMU 323 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

10:45am CDT

MedFuse Mingle
Tuesday October 30, 2018 10:45am - 11:15am CDT

11:15am CDT

Graphs: The Possible Future of PHI
Limited Capacity full

Healthcare data is not like general-ledger data. General ledger data fits well into a table and the data format of credits and debits is consistent across many industries. In contrast, data from an MRI, an eye exam and a blood test are all different. We find that healthcare data does not fit will into tabular formats. We call this characteristic “high variability” data. It is just one of the reasons that companies are moving away from the relational model to a more flexible model of storing and retrieving healthcare data. Another reason is the need to connect this health data with other data such as claims that provide insight into the frequency and severity of health problems, a person’s genetic information that allows for more precision in treatment. In addition, wouldn’t it be valuable to connect this endogenous data with exogenous data of an individual that is increasingly available via wearables? By connecting all this information and mining this connected health information for the data as well as structure, is it possible to improve healthcare? We think so! In this presentation we will cover an innovative way of storage and retrieval of data in a graph model, visualizing information and ways to gain insights by querying and processing this data, where every fact is broken down into nodes and relationships. We will discuss the rise of the graph industry and the adoption by healthcare companies. We will discuss many of the classic use-cases of graph technologies including master data management, complex rule processing, and fraud detection. We will also discuss some emerging topics such as causal graphs, the combination of deep learning and graphs and possible ways for graphs to enhance the ability to explain machine-driven decisions.

Speakers
avatar for Arun Batchu

Arun Batchu

Emerging Technology Architect, UnitedHealth Group
Highly accomplished Senior Technology Executive with 15+ years of experience leading digital-driven technology innovation and delivering impressive bottom-line business results. Outstanding reputation as a digital architect and product manager. Visionary management professional with... Read More →
avatar for Dan McCreary, MS, MBA

Dan McCreary, MS, MBA

Distinguished Engineer, Optum
Dan McCreary is a Distinguished Engineer in AI at Optum.  He is an author of  "Making Sense of NoSQL" and is focused on ML, graph and knowledge representations in AI.  He also founded NoSQL Now! and was an event chair for the inaugural Big Data Tech conference. 


Tuesday October 30, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
CMU President's Room Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

12:00pm CDT

Lunch
Tuesday October 30, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

IoT for Medical Devices. Why, How & Certification
Limited Capacity filling up

Adding wireless to medical equipment can create new markets, lower total cost of ownership and improve outcomes. It also comes with a whole new set of certification and performance challenges beyond simple FCC testing. We’ll review some recent business cases, example implementations, their certification issues, and resolutions. F3 has implemented cellular and other radio technologies to a wide range of medical products including implanted, sports and fitness, respiratory, neurological, medication management and cardiac medical products.

F3 Wireless Website

Speakers
avatar for Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

Chief Technical Officer, F3 Wireless
Chris Anderson is the Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of F3 Engineering, which specializes in remote device solutions from concept to manufacturing, from planning and proof of concept to mass production and device development of wireless devices in the medical and healthcare... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
CMU 323 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

1:00pm CDT

Next-Generation Sensors for Improved Patient Care
Limited Capacity seats available

With the need for smaller, more cost effective, and more sensitive devices in the field and the clinic, we will cover a few new technologies that are changing the way devices operate in the fields of fluid injection, respiration, and patient presence and location. We will discuss thermal measurement for mass flow measurement of both air and fluid as well as the many uses for new cost effective RADAR technologies. 

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Neururer

Kyle Neururer

RF & Sensor Specialist, Mel Foster Company
Kyle has been working with local medical device companies in the Twin cities and surrounding area to enable improved patient care for the last 7 years. He focuses on a wide range of sensing technologies, including RADAR, mass flow, pressure, IR, temperature, humidity, gas and air... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
CMU 303 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

1:00pm CDT

Internet of Diabetes
Limited Capacity seats available

In the last 25 years, the paradigm and experience of diabetes has shifted dramatically - from collecting 4 data points per day to collecting over 288 data points per day. Diabetics have been active in white hat hacking of technology in order to drive development. How does the shift from embedded devices to IoT impact development and the delivery of care? How does diabetes compare to other chronic illnesses in its relationship to technology?

Speakers
avatar for Heather Mortensen

Heather Mortensen

student, ST THOMAS
This is my 25th anniversary as a type 1 diabetic and I have witnessed a dramatic shift in the paradigm of diabetes. After 10 years as a volunteer EMT, I noticed a need for interdisciplinary discussion between healthcare professionals, patients, and technologists in order to achieve... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
CMU 326 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

1:00pm CDT

Dealing with Medical Hacks - It Takes More Than Expectorant
Limited Capacity seats available

Interconnection of all things medical has exploded over the past decade.  From wearables, to mobile apps, to interconnection of medical equipment and health records in hospitals, many are seeing great benefits from the aggregation of health information.  However, the downside is the increasing threat surfaces that are exposed and the risk of data breach, or worse – patient harm, reaching unacceptable levels.  In this talk, I will touch on some of the key areas that need to be considered in the development of connected health care technology.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Hoyme

Ken Hoyme

Director, Product and Engineering Systems Security, Boston Scientific
Mr. Hoyme has 35 years’ experience in the design of regulated safety-critical securesystems. Recently returning to Boston Scientific, he works with internal and externalstakeholders to drive and improve processes and practices for pre- and post-marketcybersecurity risk management... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
CMU 324 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

1:00pm CDT

Critical Decisions That Need to be Made For IoT Healthcare Success
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will go through several key decision points related to establishing a successful Connected Medical Device program.  The format will cover several key topic areas as outlined below and walk through what the decision point is, what some of the common options are, and refer to case studies on how other programs in the market have approached these decisions.
 
Topic areas (in no particular order)
Universal:
  • Defining the Problem
    • It is critical to have a crystal clear understanding of what the patient and business problem being solved is in the first place.  We will go through best practices in understanding how to define a problem drawn from a vast array of previous use cases.
    • It is important to have a clear understanding of what problem is being solved, and how can different stakeholders like Payer(s), Provider(s) and Patient(s) get the benefit.  We will go through best practices in medical IoT programs.
Technical: Assessing, choosing, managing
  • Connectivity Strategy
    • Connectivity encompasses looking at what the wireless protocol may be, strengths and weaknesses of the myriad ways of going about the technical solution, none of which are ever perfect.  The connectivity decision affects various stakeholders, we will go through how those stakeholders are affected.  We will go through use cases of how we have helped others take advantage of structured and informed decision making for successful projects.
  • Mobile or Gateway
    • The mobile environment may encompass a non-mobile gateway, a mobile device, or a combination of the two. Gateway and the network is another important cog in the IoT system. Let us explore the challenges, solutions and limitations and impacting factors in this space.
  • Cloud – Management - Security
    • Cloud environments can be considered massively complex ecosystems with various levels of services.  Data is the very reason an IoT system exists, how to organize the data so it can generate value. How do we protect this data across the entire system? Let us ask a few questions to further understand what works and what does not.
  • Reporting & AI & Analytics
    • IoT system is built to collect data. Data is valuable only when information and insights can be extracted out of it. These can be broadly
      • Descriptive (Tell us what is going on),
      • Diagnostic (Why something happened)
      • Predictive (What is most likely to happen)
      • Perspective (What could we do)

Speakers
avatar for Supreet HVR

Supreet HVR

Solutions Architect, Robert Bosch, LLC
Supreet HVR is a Senior solutions architect and an Innovator, with over 15 years of experience. He has 4 patents filed in the area of IoT healthcare.His breadth of expertize includes IoT, Cloud, Cognitive science, Integration, and Analytics.He works for Robert Bosch LLC and leads... Read More →
avatar for Dan Spors

Dan Spors

Founder and CCO, HealthFactors, Inc.
As a founding member of Health Factors and Preventice, I’ve been fortunate to be able to participate and lead in the development and rollout of a variety of healthcare programs in over the last 14 years of my 24-year career. It’s exciting to work with industry leaders and innovators... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
CMU 325 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

1:30pm CDT

MedFuse Mingle
Tuesday October 30, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

Connected Mobile Clinics for Better Global Health
Limited Capacity filling up

How would you look up patient histories during a mobile clinic in rural Kenya? In nearly every case... you don't. Mobile medical teams track patients on pieces of paper that are either stored in boxes - never to be found again - or thrown away. Without access to patients' past medical history, issues are misdiagnosed, abnormalities are missed, and medications are over/incorrectly prescribed, leading to preventable deaths.

What if we could provide a truly portable, reliable, and self-contained medical records system? No internet, no electricity, no servers, no big laptops/desktops. Using a distributed network, we can help change the way mobile clinics provide healthcare to rural populations.

We'll walk through our mobile clinic solution, our offline network, how we'll connect health records across regions, top concerns of implementation, and how to get started marketing your low-cost medical device to emerging econonomies looking for alternatives to large/expensive machines and solutions.



Speakers
avatar for Lori Most

Lori Most

Founder, Binary Bridge
Founder and CEO of BinaryBridge, SBC - a start-up that builds hi-tech solutions for global humanitarians and underserved communities in low-middle income countries.Our product, BackpackEMR, is a rugged, portable patient-tracking system that works offline, shares data without the internet... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
CMU 323 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

2:00pm CDT

How To Discover Value: Design by Systematic Innovation
Limited Capacity seats available

Product and service development in medical technology involves enormous investments and long lead times. In order to realize a substantial return on investment, development leaders need to identify "whitespace", or relatively un-exploited territory. They also need to identify such whitespace far in advance of commercialization. Systematic Design and Innovation amplifies and accelerates that process.

Systematic Innovation explores and combines multiple attributes for an ideal or un-discovered product or service configuration. The magic of Systematic Innovation is that it combines both art and science. The "science" is the generation of various combinations of attributes and identification of feasible or relevant configurations. The "art" is the identification of relevant attributes as the basis for combinations. Every solution space is unique. As a more robust approach, Systematic Innovation can integrate product/service attributes and customer attributes.

We will explore some examples of Systematic Innovation, and we will consider ways that Systematic Innovation can enhance and accelerate product and service development in medical technology.


Speakers
avatar for David Quimby

David Quimby

Principal, Innovation Radiation
I am a mathematical economist and systems analyst. I have rotated through various cycles at the extremes of large enterprise and small enterprise as a technology executive and a software entrepreneur. My expertise includes knowledge management, technological forecasting, and systematic... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
CMU 326 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

2:00pm CDT

SmartER: Intelligent Emergency and Acute Care Delivery
Limited Capacity seats available

Clinical settings, especially the emergency room is a highly dense environment with a lot of patients and providers interactions. The implementation of medical record systems has enabled the capture and retrieval of patient medical history. Yet we miss the physical dimension of the patient journey. This talk focuses on the use of state-of-the-art real-time location system technology and applications in a high-dense emergency room. The use of such technology has been providing increased situational awareness and has demonstrated improve the quality and safety of care delivery.


Speakers
avatar for Kalyan Pasupathy, Ph.D.

Kalyan Pasupathy, Ph.D.

Founding Scientific Director, Mayo Clinic Clinical Engineering Learning Laboratories
BioKalyan S. Pasupathy, Ph.D., is an expert in systems science and health informatics and is focused on both advancing the science and translating knowledge to improve care delivery, demonstrated through his academic and practice leadership roles. Dr. Pasupathy is the founding scientific... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
CMU 303 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

2:00pm CDT

Brain-Machine Communication Using an AI Algorithm
Limited Capacity filling up

I study emerging brain interface technologies and implantable neuroelectronics. I believe in the neuroelectronic chips -- in the future, they will be able to read and understand human thoughts and can communicate with the nervous system. In this talk, I will first present a novel PNS neural chip and an AI algorithm, a mind-reading technology invented in my lab representing a recent breakthrough in brain-machine interfaces and neural electronics. I will share demos and patient interviews to explain how our research could change their life. I will then discuss the challenges, recent innovations, and the next-step plan towards engineering a new hand for amputees. Finally, I will present our ongoing works and discuss future directions for innovating the next generation of neural modulation technologies and their upcoming human clinical applications in a broader context.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Zhi Yang

Dr. Zhi Yang

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Zhi Yang is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He is also with the MnDrive robotics program. He received his Ph.D. in 2010 and has published about 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. His current research interests... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
CMU 324 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

2:30pm CDT

MedFuse Mingle
Tuesday October 30, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm CDT

3:00pm CDT

Nanotechnology in Medical Devices: Present and Future
Limited Capacity seats available

This talk will a) survey the ways in which nanotechnology is currently being applied for biomedical objectives, and b) look into potential nano-enabled medtech in the near future. Current nanotechnology-based medical solutions include passive devices such as neural monitoring and biosensing; active devices such as neurostimulation and chemical pumps; specialized biomedical materials to allow for in-vivo sensing, imaging, and therapies; and drug delivery techniques based on specialized nanoparticles. Based on current practice, we will look at likely future developments in these technologies.

I will also present a brief summary of the Minnesota Nano Center, which functions as a maker space for developing nanoscale devices and materials. The Nano Center is open for use by researchers from industry and other academic institutions. More information is available at www.mnc.umn.edu.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. James Marti

Dr. James Marti

Senior Scientist, University of Minnesota Nano Center
James Marti is Senior Scientist and Lab Manager for the Minnesota Nano Center, a regional resource for applied nanotechnology research. A physicist by training, Dr. Marti’s primary scientific interest has been the physics and chemistry of micron- and nanometer-scale particles, particle... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
CMU 303 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

3:00pm CDT

Ultrasound Stimulation of Peripheral Nerves and End-Organs for Treating Health Disorders
Limited Capacity seats available

Recently, there has been a surge in interest and efforts towards modulating peripheral nerves (e.g., vagus nerve and trigeminal nerve) and end-organs to treat various health conditions including tinnitus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, depression, and several other diseases. New neurostimulation technologies to access these targets span both invasive and noninvasive devices. Invasive approaches enable more localized stimulation of targets but require surgery and long-lasting miniaturized devices for implantation. Noninvasive approaches do not require surgery and can potentially be distributed to a larger patient population with lower costs but have not yet achieved focused activation of targeted structures. A new modality using ultrasound may enable both noninvasive and targeted stimulation for the treatment of various health disorders.

I will present our experimental findings demonstrating that ultrasound stimulation can enhance or suppress ongoing nerve activity depending on the selected parameters. These neuromodulatory effects may involve both thermal and mechanical mechanisms. Encouragingly, specific parameters of ultrasound stimulation of the spleen also significantly improve inflammatory arthritis in mice. Greater therapy was possible with certain intensities and durations. Combined with published literature, our therapeutic effects are likely mediated via the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway through the spleen. These recent findings open up new opportunities for using ultrasound stimulation as a noninvasive approach not only for studying the physiology of the body but also for treating various health disorders involving dysfunction in peripheral nerve activity and/or end-organs.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Hubert Lim

Dr. Hubert Lim

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Hubert Lim is an Associate Professor in the Biomedical Engineering and Otolaryngology Departments at the University of Minnesota and was hired as an Institute for Translational Neuroscience Scholar. He is also serving as Chief Scientific Officer of Neuromod Devices Limited (Dublin... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
CMU 326 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

3:00pm CDT

A Fall or a Punch? Tech Approaches to Protect Elders and their Caregivers
Limited Capacity seats available

Concern about elder abuse is common in both the elder’s loved ones and the managers of care providers. Managers need to know staff are acting appropriately and the elder’s family need to trust care givers. When elders experience cognitive or communicative decline, they may misunderstand situations, compounding the worries. Fortunately, there are new technology approaches that can prevent abuse, preserve the dignity of elders and protect the reputations of caregivers.  We'll look at those and also take a peak at promising approaches to gathering, analyzing, and understanding the data caregivers can collect with new approaches to preventing abuse.  #AI, #IoT, #Mobile, #SeniorCare

Speakers
avatar for Muhammad Abdurrahman

Muhammad Abdurrahman

Cofounder, Clutch Inc.
Listen, Learn, Leap Cofounder of @ClutchSOS, @ReemoHealth, @YMEFUSA, and @GeeksForGoodIOTweets are mine. @Morehouse@UMNAlumni @UMNEntreClub... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
CMU 323 Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

3:00pm CDT

Using Data to Build a Healthcare Story
Limited Capacity seats available

Historically, healthcare data has been limited to medical records. But the reality is that the factors that affect a patient’s health go far beyond what can be observed, tested, and documented in occasional office visits.

In this talk, we will explore the kinds of data available and how this data can be used to expand the individual level healthcare story. From there, we will explore the potential benefits to understanding this story, and consider some of the pitfalls and dangers. Throughout will be anecdotes from my experiences at Carrot Health, and the lessons we learned about building a product and company around this new paradigm.

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Derek Rucker

Chief Data Scientist, Carrot Health
Derek Rucker is officially overeducated. He has an S.B. from MIT (which is a cooler version of an engineering bachelor’s) and his M.S., Ph.D., and MBA from the University of Michigan. He is co-founder, Chief Data Scientist, and Head Geek of Carrot Health, which applies the power... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
CMU President's Room Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

3:30pm CDT

MedFuse Mingle
Tuesday October 30, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm CDT

4:00pm CDT

Just Do What You're Told: PT Monitoring and Health Coaching
Limited Capacity filling up

Low back pain is one of the most prevalent health conditions in the US. It effects a staggering 70-85% of the US population at some point in their life and more than $80 billion is spent annually on its treatment and care. Nearly all treatment guidelines utilize an exercise regime to reduce symptoms and hasten a patient’s return to normal activities. Unfortunately, non-compliance rates up to 80% are reported, limiting the success of exercise therapy and often leading to costly procedures ranging from MRI and CT scans to spinal fusion surgery combined with opioid or narcotic medication use.
To addresses this critical barrier to successful patient treatment, Innovative Design Labs and the Mayo Clinic are collaborating to build an effective, low-cost system to monitor and encourage exercise compliance in patients with low back pain. We’ll discuss our development progress, how we plan to test efficacy, and solicit feedback on where to go next.

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John Condon

President, Innovative Design Labs Inc.
Mr. John Condon (M.S.E.E) is the President and founder of Innovative Design Labs (IDL), a Minneapolis based R&D firm. He specializes in the development of embedded systems, sensors, and data fusion and is passionate about creating impactful solutions with talented diverse individuals... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm CDT
CMU President's Room Coffman Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
 

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