SENSE.nano 2021: Enabling clinical research and practice

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The 2021 SENSE.nano symposium will focus on human subjects research, exploring how sensors and sensing systems can enable current medical studies and future clinical practice. SENSE.nano 2021 will also serve to help celebrate the re-opening of the expanded Clinical Research Center (CRC) at MIT.

Broken into two half-day webinars, SENSE.nano 2021 will investigate human health through various technologies including motion capture, physiological monitoring, and sensing tools for the study of bodily fluids. Over a series of invited technical talks, panel discussions, presentations by MIT-launched startups, and views into MIT research today with current graduate students, this event will provide needs context and solution perspectives in the domains of sensing for medical engineering and science, and for the care of humans in their environment.

The 2021 SENSE.nano Symposium is sponsored by MIT.nano, the MIT Clinical Research Center (CRC), and the MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP).


Monday, October 25, 2021

Welcome and Keynote
1:00 PM Welcoming remarks
  Brian Anthony | Associate Director, MIT.nano
Vladimir Bulović | Director, MIT.nano; Fariborz Maseeh (1990) Chair in Emerging Technology; Professor of Electrical Engineering, MacVicar Fellow
  Elazer Edelman | Director, MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
1:10 PM Opening keynote
  Dr. Cecilia Stuopis | Director, MIT Medical
Session 1: Movement and Motion
1:45 PM Session introduction
1:50 PM Towards interventions for improving hemodynamics in single ventricle physiology patients - Benchtop, computational, and clinical models
  Ellen Roche | Associate Professor, MIT Mechanical Engineering
2:05 PM Long-term reliable physical health monitoring by sweat pore–inspired perforated electronic skins
  Jeehwan Kim | Associate Professor, MIT Mechanical Engineering
2:20 PM The challenge of measuring human motor behavior
  Neville Hogan | Professor, MIT Mechanical Engineering; Professor, MIT Brian & Cognitive Sciences
2:35 PM Panel Q&A
2:55 PM Break
3:05 PM Peek into research: Flexible nanoelectronic sensors to enable long-term reliable physical health monitoring
  Samantha Cheung | Undergraduate Researcher
3:10 PM Peek into research: Towards the development of an adaptive balance rehabilitation device
  Kaymie Shiozawa | Graduate Research Assistant
Session 2: Physiological Monitoring
3:15 PM Session introduction
3:20 PM Functional genomics through the microscope
  Paul Blainey | Associate Professor, MIT Biological Engineering
3:35 PM Multimodal representation learning via maximization of local mutual information
  Ruizhi (Ray) Liao | Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab
3:50 PM Detection of low-abundance pathogens via selective electrokinetics concentration
  Jongyoon Han | Professor, MIT Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
4:05 PM Panel Q&A
4:25 PM Peek into research: Patient-specific intraoral device for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
  Debkalpa Goswami | Postdoctoral Associate
4:30 PM Closing remarks

 

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Welcome
12:10 PM Welcoming remarks
  Brian Anthony | Associate Director, MIT.nano
Vladimir Bulović | Director, MIT.nano; Fariborz Maseeh (1990) Chair in Emerging Technology; Professor of Electrical Engineering, MacVicar Fellow
12:15 PM Presenting the MIT Center for Clinical and Translational Research
  Catherine Ricciardi | DNP, ANP-BC, MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
Tatiana Urman | Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator, MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
Xiang (Shawn) Zhang | Postdoctoral Associate
Startups
12:20 PM Startups:  Introduction to the Sandbox
Brian Anthony | Associate Director, MIT.nano
12:25 PM The Innovation Ecosystem at MIT
Vladimir Bulović | Director, MIT.nano; Fariborz Maseeh (1990) Chair in Emerging Technology; Professor of Electrical Engineering, MacVicar Fellow
12:45 PM Pison Technology: Neural interface gesture control for robots
  Dexter Ang | Executive Chairman & Co-founder
12:50 PM Strategen Bio: Novel tissue oxygen sensors to enable personalized care
  Gregory Ekchian | CEO & Co-founder
12:55 PM Leuko: Non-invasive at-home white blood cell monitoring
  Ian Butterworth | CTO & Co-founder
1:00 PM Panel Q&A
1:30 PM Peek into research: Identifying natural human balance dynamics and control
  Rika Sugimoto-Dimitrova | Graduate Research Assistant
1:35 PM Break
Session 3: Imaging
1:50 PM Session introduction
1:55 PM Autofluorescence in the near infrared and short wave infrared for liver disease tracking
  Moungi Bawendi | Professor, MIT Chemistry
2:10 PM Imaging through flat fisheye lenses
  Juejun Hu | Associate Professor, MIT Materials Science & Engineering
2:25 PM Equivariant filters for efficient tracking in 3D imaging
  Daniel Moyer | Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab
2:40 PM Panel Q&A
3:00 PM Peek into research: Miniaturization of a frequency domain near infrared spectroscopy (fdNIRS) Instrument
  Alper Kilic | Research Assistant
Session 4: Specimens and Biopsies
3:05 PM Session introduction
3:10 PM Dance-inspired investigation of human locomotor coordination
  Praneeth Namburi | Research Scientist, MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
3:25 PM HemoSensis: A non-invasive, point-of-care device for absolute tissue and cerebral oximetry
  Valencia Koomson | Visiting Associate Professor, MIT Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
3:40 PM A new ultrasound based framework for dynamic muscle functional imaging
  Micha Feigin-Almon | Research Scientist, MIT Mechanical Engineering
3:55 PM Panel Q&A
4:15 PM Peek into research | Acoustically-driven optical-interferometric microscope for cell characterization
  Rebecca Zubajlo | Ph.D. Candidate
4:20 PM Closing remarks

 

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