Smart Sensing for Surgery

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: Institute for Global Health

Abstract

Recent advances in surgery have made a significant impact on the management of major acute diseases, prolonging life and continuously pushing the boundaries of survival. Despite increasing sophistication of surgical intervention, complications remain common and poorly understood, contributing significantly to mortality and morbidity. Surgical site infections, catheter related sepsis, wound dehiscence and gastrointestinal anastomotic leakage are recognised complications following surgical interventions or invasive monitoring of critically ill surgical patients. Current methods for detecting these complications rely on episodic clinical examination with 'snap shot' laboratory testing. There is therefore a pressing need to develop new sensing technologies that can be seamlessly integrated with existing surgical appliances to provide continuous sensing and early detection of these adverse events, thus minimising post-operative infection, complication, and readmission. All these will also have a direct impact on healthcare economics, and more importantly the prognosis and quality-of-life of patients after surgery.

The proposed project is organised into three research themes: 1) Multimodal Sensing and Miniaturised Embodiment; 2) Active Sensing with Low Power Microelectronics; and 3) Data Inferencing and Stratified Patient Management. These research themes address key technical issues related to sensor design, miniaturisation, and self-calibration, as well as low-power on-node processing, inferencing, and clinical decision support. These research themes are connected by three clinical exemplars in surgical sensing with increasing levels of technical complexity. The vision is to develop smart sensors integrated with surgical appliances and to be inserted in close proximity to the surgical site, encased within surgical drains/catheters, or placed in locations to more seamlessly monitor the systemic inflammatory response. The devices will be implanted during elective surgery or at biopsy, interrogated wirelessly, and eliminated by natural processes, or routine removal of 'hosts' such as the drains or catheters. The research programme is underpinned by extensive experience of the team in body sensor networks and bio-photonics in healthcare. Through an integrated programme of engineering research and development of a novel real-time active sensing paradigm, the project aims to transform the care pathways for surgery with greater consideration on personalised treatment, system level impact, real-time response to complications, patient concordance and quality of life. We expect that the outcome of the research will help improve surgical workflows, support safe discharge and home/community-based recovery, reduce unplanned readmissions, and influence the future of healthcare policy.

Planned Impact

The proposed project addresses some of the pressing, as well as long-term challenges faced by healthcare systems around the world including the NHS. Surgical site infection accounts for over 15% of all hospital acquired infections; anastomotic leakage is associated with morbidity, poor functional outcome, increased risk of death and local recurrence in cancer patients. They both challenge the model of early discharge of patients following new therapeutic regimes such as minimally invasive surgery. For cancer, greater precision in response detection through sensing would improve patient confidence in treatment efficacy and would augment clinical decision making through a more thorough appreciation of disease progression. The proposed project covers the entire development cycle from fundamental theory to clinical application, with new devices/platforms that will establish tangible clinical impact within the next 10 years, as well as concepts that will reshape the landscape of sensing technologies for years to come.

People - To stimulate creative and adventurous approaches that underpin the objectives of the project, we will actively encourage young researchers to spearhead and take ownership of blue-sky idea generation with direct clinical interaction. Secondment to industrial collaborators and across consortium partners will be arranged for all research staff. The team will also be encouraged to lead public dissemination activities and develop the necessary managerial, vocational and entrepreneurial skills for career progression.

Knowledge and Economy - Through technological innovation and effective collaboration with all project stakeholders, we will ensure effective knowledge transfer, and clinical translation with measurable clinical impact.

Commercial - The potential IPs to be generated range from licensing, platform development, and commercial spin-offs, to mixed independent exploitation of the basic technology developed. We already have strong support from the industrial partners of the project and will work with them to identify potential opportunities for commercial exploitation throughout the duration of the project. To this end, an IP advisory group will be formed to provide critical review and management/technical recommendations to the research team and to establish effective dissemination routes to both academic and industrial communities. Key project team members have already extensive experience in commercial exploitation of academic research. Such expertise is essential to the success of our exploitation strategies to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Centre.

Clinical - The impact of the proposed project to develop smart sensing for surgery will be demonstrated through certified devices with extensive in vivo validation. Uptake by the NHS and clinical partners will provide clinicians with data that provides the basis for changing clinical practice to improve patient outcomes. In partnership with Imperial's Centre for Health Policy, cost-effectiveness analysis will be conducted to demonstrate cost savings to the NHS.

Communications, Engagement and Society - Through clinical evidence, the project team will actively promote public awareness of our research and develop a shared vision for future healthcare. There will be significant patient and public engagement through conferences, science fairs and open days. In partnership with the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) at Imperial, we have an on-going programme of such events and the project team will work closely with the IGHI media team to use public lectures/exhibitions to maximise the potential impact of the project and its public engagement and to ensure interaction with and exposure of our work to young school children, who may wish to pursue a career in bioengineering.
 
Description Surgical site infection (SSI) accounts for over 15% of all hospital-acquired infections and burdens approximately 20% of high-risk surgical patients. SSIs include superficial/deep incisional or organ/space infections and affects 2-5% of surgical patients, giving an attributable mortality of 0.9%. For example, deep incisional SSI is common following small bowel (33.9%) and large bowel surgery (26.6%), extending the post-operative length-of-stay to over three weeks. Similarly, urinary and intravascular catheters represent conduits for infection and despite preventative strategies such as maximum sterile precautions, 'no touch' technique, and antibiotic impregnation, catheter related sepsis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Clinically, catheter associated blood stream infection is responsible for more than two-thirds of deaths associated with Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) and are five times as deadly as other HAIs. Similarly, about 95% of urinary tract infections are catheter related, the presence of which leads to high-level bacteriuria through residual urine in the bladder, chemical or ischaemic damage to the bladder mucosa, through over distension, mechanical irritation from the presence of the catheter, and the presence of a foreign body to support biofilm formation. Early detection of SSIs, catheter related sepsis, wound dehiscence and anastomotic failure are critical to patient management to ensure prompt instigation of appropriate therapy and to avoid the associated mortality. The vision of the project is to harness existing sensing technologies and initiate new research opportunities that will underpin the development of smart sensing platforms for surgery to ensure early detection of surgical site infection, continuous monitoring of tissue viability, and quantitative assessment of functional restoration.

We are in the 3rd year of the project development and the project team are developing three platforms involving a novel sensor enabled bio-patch for tissue viability, smart drainage and catheters for postoperative care and miniaturised intra-luminal implant that is self-powered and can provide continuous sensing of the local tissue environment.
Exploitation Route For all the embodiment planned for the project, we have completed the design and development of functional prototypes that can be validated via preclinical studies. Future exploitation included mixed independent exploitation (licensing and spin-off), as well as academic dissemination and large scale clinical studies. The IP generated by the project will be exploited with strategies ranging from licensing, platform development, to mixed independent exploitation of the basic technology developed. Some of the technologies developed have already shown promise in initial clinical studies and we expect that tangible platforms that are of commercial value will be developed for the project.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Healthcare,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

URL http://www.imperial.ac.uk/hamlyn
 
Description The current development remains in the technical development as planned in the proposal. Clinically the existing prototypes have demonstrated valuable clinical potential. We investigated different platform development, mixed independent exploitation of the technology that is developed, use and data analysis of the technology in extreme conditions.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Healthcare
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Description Virtual Biopsy of the Gut - A report on the potential use of optical biopsy technologies in the study and diagnosis of environmental enteric dysfunction (EED)
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description NIHR Imperial BRC
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Funder Ref: RDB04; Award No: WSSS_P69945 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 08/2018
 
Description Virtual Biopsy of the gut
Amount $240,000 (USD)
Organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 05/2015 
End 09/2016
 
Title A NOVEL BIOSENSOR FOR CATHETER SSOCIATED URINARY TRACT INFECTION 
Description The SmartCath project aims to leverage technological developments in biosensors and BSNs to reduce the burden of disease associated with CAUTIs through real time monitoring and preemptive diagnosis and intervention. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This study is designed to assess the reliability of a new medical biosensing device in human urine. It has been designed and developed by Imperial College London. The device measures the concentration of various biological parameters in urine.The aim of this study is to assess the reliability of the Smart Catheter device in human urine. It is intended to be the first study in a series of studies which will assess the Smart Catheter device's role in catheter management. Main contribution for this project is from Dr Salzitsa Anastasova-Ivanova, Dr Pannos Kassanos, Dr Alex Thompson, Dr Dan Leff, Simon Dryden. 
 
Title ActiveMiles mobile application for activity/health monitoring 
Description A mobile app that monitors users' activities (e.g. steps taken, distance walked/cycled/run, etc.) and food intake. The food intake is assessed using image recognition algorithms making it considerably more quantitative and reliable than other approaches, which typically rely on users keeping food diaries. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The app provides improved health / activity / food intake monitoring. It is also available to the general public to download and use for free via Google Play. At present, it has had 50+ downloads. 
URL https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.imperial.activemilespro&hl=it
 
Title Batteryless, wireless, implantable pH and lactate sensor 
Description We have developed a micro chemical sensing system that employs simultaneous detection of pH and lactate. The system is powered using inductive telemetry, which has been used to demonstrate effective, batteryless operation. Sensor readings can be carried out with smartphones and tablets equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) hardware, supporting remote powering of the sensor interfacing electronics and data readout. This indicates the potential of this device for implantable use. The pH and lactate sensors were electrochemically stable throughout our experiments and demonstrate good linearity in the biologically relevant ranges. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Batteryless, wireless chemical sensor suitable for use as an implanted medical device for physiological monitoring. 
 
Title Custom made multimaterial draw tower 
Description We are focusing on the unique capacity using this device to co-draw multiple materials with different functionalities into a single fibre for medicine. The field is new and the potential in unique, and our research spans a wide range from bio-sensors (current EPSRC programme grant) to fibre robots (new EPSRC programme grant Micro-Robotics for Surgery). Main contributor Dr Burak Temekuran. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This equipment will enable us to fabricate fibres with various integrated functionalities. In addition to optical interface with the tip of the fibre that conventional fibres offer, these multimaterial fibres allow other means of communication with the sensors at the tip, such as electrical interface with metal elements in the fibre, and fluidic interface via micro-channels, all integrated into a single fibre. These fibres will help integrate and miniaturize multiple sensors, allow drug delivery, and will significantly enhance overall functionality of our sensors in this project. The emerging field of multimaterial fibers presents exciting opportunities and has potential to create many fundamental research areas. 
 
Title Flexible/stretchable graphene-based sensors for strain, pressure, electrochemical, optical and impedance measurements, and acoustic signal generation 
Description Graphitic carbon-based sensors fabricated on flexible and stretchable polymeric substrates for a wide variety of sensing applications. These include: high sensitivity strain/pressure sensors for both wearable/implantable applications and electronic skin applications for robotics; electrochemical (potentiometric and amperometric) sensors for the detection of a wide range of clinically relevant analytes such as pH, Na+, K+, Lactate and glucose; electrical bioimpedance sensors optimised via finite element modelling; electrode structures for recording of electro-physiological signals (such as ECG, EEG and EMG) and delivery of stimulus pulses; optical sensors; and devices suitable for the generation of acoustic signals. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The above sensors are fabricated using a simple low-cost process enabling the realisation of all the above devices on a single substrate in a single embodiment to allow multi-parametric sensing approaches for holistic biomedical sensing. 
 
Title Implantable oxygen saturation and pulse sensor 
Description An implantable optical sensor that provides real-time measurements of tissue/blood oxygen saturation as well as pulse was developed. This device has a very small platform and is wirelessly powered using inductive telemetry making it suitable for use in an implantable or wearable manner in a wide range of diseases. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The wireless, implantable sensor will be suitable for monitoring of patient health on a large scale in a wide range of diseases. 
 
Title Methods for the production of graphitic carbon-based flexible/stretchable electronic structures on polymeric substrates 
Description Methods for the production of conductive structures on flexible/stretchable polymeric substrates for the fabrication of sensors and electronics. The approach is based on post-processing of graphitic carbon structures. It is low cost, simple, and provides high accuracy in the definition of geometries with a reduced number of steps (relative to alternative techniques) and without the use of additional chemical or photolithographic stages. This approach has a resolution limit of approx. 150 microns. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact A low cost simple method for the realisation of conductive structures. 
 
Title Microfluidic sweat sensor 
Description We report the development of a flexible microfluidic platform with fully integrated sensing for on-body testing of human sweat. The system can simultaneously and selectively measure metabolites (e.g. lactate) and electrolytes (e.g. pH, sodium) together with temperature for internal calibration. The platform is designed such that a continuous flow of sweat can pass through an array of flexible microneedle type sensors (50 µm diameter) incorporated into a microfluidic channel. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact A fully integrated sensor for continuous, simultaneous and selective measurement of sweat metabolites, electrolytes and temperature was realised using a flexible microfluidic platform. 
 
Title Rigid and flexible electrode structures with commercial PCB technologies for low-cost disposable sensing 
Description Fabrication of optimised electrode structures on rigid and flexible substrates using commercial PCB technologies for the realisation of electrical bioimpedance and electrochemical sensors. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This allows the realisation of both the sensors and the electronics on a single common substrate using high throughput commercial scale technologies, with the potential to reduce costs dramatically. This has been demonstrated though a device combining inductive telemetry, readout electronics and up to 8 PCB-based potentiometric sensors. 
 
Title Ultrasonic implantable sensor actuated by an external scanning probe 
Description Small factory form sensor employed for ultrasonic power harvesting inside soft tissue with the capability to measure physiological parameters such as pH, temperature, electrolyte concentration and biopotential. The sensor is actuated by an out-of-body scanning probe that is responsible for the generation of the acoustic pressure field around the implantable sensor and retrieving back the physiological data sent by the latter using a backscattering detection mechanism. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Operation from voltage levels as low as 0.8V - while consuming a total current of 60 microA - allows deployment of the sensor 4 cm deep inside the body, in opposition to sub-dermal implants powered by radio-frequency or magnetic fields. 
 
Title Use of PCB/FPC manufacturing technologies for the realization of sensors and their co-design with electronics 
Description The realisation of electrical and electrochemical sensors exploiting PCB/FPC electrodes which are post processed electrochemically for improved performance and higher specificity. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact It is expected to have a large impact, due to the ability to create with this technology rigid and flexible sensors using the proven 60+ years of manufacturing experience of the PCB industry. These technologies, with a minimum resolution of 50 um, allow low cost, mass produced sensors and electronics. 
 
Description 3D printing of micro-scale stimuli-responsive structures using 2-photon polymerisation 
Organisation Dublin City University
Department School of Chemical Sciences
Country Ireland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution - Design and fabrication of stimuli-repsonsive structures. - Optimisation of 2-photon polymerisation process in novel materials. - Characterisation of fabricated structures using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. - Key contributors are Dr Alex Thompson, Dr Salzitsa Anastasova and Maura Power.
Collaborator Contribution - Development of photoresists for 2-photon polymerisation that exhibit responses to external stimuli (e.g. light, heat, salt concentration, etc.). - Characterisation of fabricated structures using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. - Main collaborators are Prof. Dermot Diamond and Dr Larisa Florea.
Impact Several conference presentations have resulted from this work and we are also awaiting the result of a large EU (FET - Horizon 2020) grant proposal. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary and covers the fields of engineering, physics and chemistry.
Start Year 2014
 
Description CO2 Laser Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry for clinical applications 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution - Clinical and technical expertise on CO2 laser surgery, robotics, image augmentation, databases. - Main contributor is Dr Burak Temelkuran.
Collaborator Contribution - Rapid Ionization Mass Spectrometry, including experimental design, data collection and data analysis. - Main collaborators are Prof. Zoltan Takats, Dr Zsolt Bodai and Dr Simon Cameron.
Impact Several conference presentations have been given (and accepted) based on the work carried out in this collaboration. A grant application has also been submitted and we are awaiting the result of this. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and spans physics, chemistry, computing, engineering and surgery.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Horizon 2020 Call ICT-02-2018: Flexible and Wearable Electronics: Provisional Proposal Title: flexible And stretcHablE weArable Device for prevention of complications and sudden death of athletes as well as their performance evaluation. 
Organisation National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Country Greece 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This currently limited in the writing of the proposal and exchange of ideas.
Collaborator Contribution Leading and writing of the bulk of the proposal and putting together the consortium for the project. - Dr Panos Kassanos
Impact The outcome is submission of the proposal. The disciplines that are involved: Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Medicine, Sports Science, Material Science.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Ice Maiden Project 
Organisation Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Design of the electrochemical sensors, interfaces and electronic devices - Dr Bruno Rosa, Dr Salzitsa Anastasova-Ivanova.
Collaborator Contribution Testing of the aforementioned devices in military personnel deployed to extreme environments.
Impact Biology, chemistry, electronic and computer engineering.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Miniaturised Mass Spectrometry for Point-of-Care Diagnosis and Surgery 
Organisation Leptosense, Ltd.
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The project is currently limited to potential project discussions and proposal writing. In the long term our contributions will involve developing laser ionisation systems for miniature mass spectrometry systems, incorporating them into clinical tools and deploying those devices for point-of-care infection diagnosis. Contributors include P. Kassanos, B. Temelkuran and G.-Z. Yang.
Collaborator Contribution Development of miniature mass spectrometry systems. Contributing to grant proposals. Main contributor/contact is D. Sideris.
Impact Awaiting outcome of grant proposal. Project is multi-disciplinary and covers physics, engineering and biology/medicine.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Multimaterial fibres for biosensors targeting infection detection 
Organisation Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Functionalisation of fibres for bio-sensing, animal and clinical studies (2) Design and optical characterization of fibres, applications such as mass spectrometry
Collaborator Contribution Fabrication of fibres with novel metal electrodes (1) or waveguides (2). They supported our EPSRC programme grant application.
Impact Materials science, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Microbiology, Surgery
Start Year 2016
 
Description Multimaterial fibres with actuation 
Organisation Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Application of fibres to Medical Robotics and Confocal Endomicroscope.
Collaborator Contribution Fabrication of fibres with piezoelectric polymers for actuation.They supported our EPSRC programme grant application.
Impact Materials Science, Engineering, Physics, Robotics, Surgery
Start Year 2016
 
Description Raman spectroscopy of bacteria 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department National Heart & Lung Institute (NHLI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution - Developing a compact, bench-top Raman spectrometer coupled to an optical fibre probe that is suitable for pre-clinical measurements of bacteria. This system is designed for preliminary studies investigating the utility of Raman spectroscopy for early detection/diagnosis of infection. - Carrying out Raman measurements on bacterial samples that were cultured and prepared by our collaborator. - Key contributor is Dr Alex Thompson.
Collaborator Contribution Culturing and preparing bacterial samples for Raman spectroscopy studies. Main collaborator is Dr Huw Williams.
Impact Conference paper published in 2016: A. J. Thompson, L. Koziej, H. D. Williams, D. S. Elson and G.-Z. Yang, "Towards optical fibre based Raman spectroscopy for the detection of surgical site infection," in: Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 9704, SPIE Photonics West Biomedical Optics Symposium, San Francisco, CA, SPIE, (2016). Collaboration is multi-disciplinary and covers both physics (photonics) and biology.
Start Year 2015
 
Title Multiple PPG Sensing Platform 
Description A novel approach to quantify peripheral vascular circulation using PPG. 
IP Reference UK Patent Application No. 1509792.6 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed Yes
Impact This new approach has led to new student research projects and a number of publications. A new sensing platform is being developed for enabling clinical studies.
 
Title Diabetic Neuropathy Trial in Shanghai 
Description ear worn activity recognition sensor for detecting abnormal gait for patients with diabetic neurpathy 
Type Diagnostic Tool - Non-Imaging
Current Stage Of Development Early clinical assessment
Year Development Stage Completed 2012
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact This is a first substantial patient trial of using the wearable sensor for assessing diabetic neuropathy. This low cost sensor can enable long term analysis and facilitate early intervention. 
 
Title Spectroscopy for blood perfusion monitoring 
Description This is a lightweight and miniaturised optical based sensor which can capture the subcutaneous blood perfusion. 
Type Diagnostic Tool - Non-Imaging
Current Stage Of Development Initial development
Year Development Stage Completed 2016
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact This low cost miniaturised sensor will enable continuous monitoring of tissue flap after surgery providing crucial information to surgeons in detecting early sign of flap failure. 
 
Title Custom made multimaterial draw tower 
Description We are focusing on the unique capacity using this device to co-draw multiple materials with different functionalities into a single fibre for medicine. The field is new and the potential in unique, and our research spans a wide range from bio-sensors (current EPSRC programme grant) to fibre robots (new EPSRC programme grant Micro-Robotics for Surgery) 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This equipment will enable us to fabricate fibres with various integrated functionalities. In addition to optical interface with the tip of the fibre that conventional fibres offer, these multimaterial fibres allow other means of communication with the sensors at the tip, such as electrical interface with metal elements in the fibre, and fluidic interface via micro-channels, all integrated into a single fibre. These fibres will help integrate and miniaturize multiple sensors, allow drug delivery, and will significantly enhance overall functionality of our sensors in this project. The emerging field of multimaterial fibers presents exciting opportunities and has potential to create many fundamental research areas 
 
Description Body Sensor Networks Hackathon 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr. Lo jointly with Intel organised the first BSN Hackathon in conjunction with the BSN 2015 conference at the MIT Media Lab. The event was organised to showcase some of the latest research in BSN and allow the participants to form teams to build new BSN applications using new Intel hardware platforms. An international panel of judges was form, and awards were given to the outstanding teams .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://www.bsn2015.org/
 
Description "@bodyyouknow" - a Twitter account used for outreach purposes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This Twitter account is used to advertise the outreach and engagement activities of the research group in the area of implantable/wearable sensors. It was first used in the summer of 2015 to coincide with the group's participation in the 2015 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition and the release of the bodyyouknow.org website. We continue to use it to engage with lay audiences and to raise awareness about the Hamlyn Centre's engagement/outreach activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
URL https://twitter.com/bodyyouknow
 
Description "Body You Know" - An outreach website describing the activities of the Hamlyn Centre in wearable and implantable sensing. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This website was designed to describe the activities of the Hamlyn Centre in the areas of wearable and implantable sensors to the general public. The website went live in the summer of 2015 to correspond with our contribution to the 2015 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. The website is written for a range of audiences such that it engages with people of varying expertise, ranging from researchers working in similar areas to schoolchildren interested in science and engineering.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://bodyyouknow.org/
 
Description "Multisensing platform inside a microfluidic channel," Biosensors Congress 2016, (Authors: S. Anastasova, P. Kassanos, H. Ip, V. Curto, P. Bembnowicz, B. Lo, G.-Z. Yang) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation at the Biosensors Congress 2016, held in Sweden.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description A CMOS programmable phase shifter for compensating synchronous detection bioimpedance systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation and Chairing conference session at http://icecs2017.org/ Session AMM2-OpAmp - participant is Dr Panagiotis Kassanos
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://icecs2017.org/
 
Description B. M. G. Rosa, "Active implantable sensor powered by ultrasounds with application in the monitoring of physiological parameters for soft tissues," IEEE 13th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation of the conference paper with the same title at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Centre, San Francisco, June 15th 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7516281/
 
Description Batteryless pH and Lactate sensing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented in First European / 10th German BioSensor Symposium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Chair in Biosensors Conference 2016, Stream 3I: Infectious disease detection & aptasensors, Dr Salzitsa Anastasova 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Anastasova chaired the above session in the 2016 Biosensors conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference poster presentation, "Tissue Imaging with Laser Assisted Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry (LA-REIMS)," Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Lab conference, 2017, (Authors: Haixing Wang, Vincen Wu, Zsolt Bodai, Burak Temelkuran, Guang-Zhong Yang, Zoltan Takats) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation at the "Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Lab" conference, Palm Springs, USA, January 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference poster presentation, "Towards optical fibre based Raman spectroscopy for the detection of surgical site infection," Biomedical Optics Symposium, SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, February 2016, (Authors: Alex J. Thompson, Lukasz Koziej, Huw D. Williams, Daniel S. Elson, Guang-Zhong Yang) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference poster presentation for the conference paper of the same name. Presented at Biomedical Optics Symposium (BiOS), SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, USA in February 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference presentation, "Comparison of radiative and conductive rapid evaporation ionisation mass spectrometry on healthy and cancerous breast tissue for real-time tissue identification," Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Lab 2017, (Authors: Zsolt Bodai, Edward St John, Emma White, Burak Temelkuran, Haixing Wang, Ho Hui-Yu, James McKenzie, Francesca Rosini, Julia Balog, Daniel Leff, Guang-Zhong Yang, Zoltan Takats) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral conference presentation at the "Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Lab" conference, Palm Springs, USA, January 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description FCA TechSprint challenge for Mental Health 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Development of a solution (physical device and mobile phone app) towards pervasive monitoring of mental health for prevention of financial distress, named SensorMind during a 2-day hackathon competition, held at PwC UK (PricewaterCoopers London) between 14th and 15th March 2017. SensorMind was awarded the Highly Recommended solution prize by the FCA directors' board at the end of the event. Main contributor to the event Dr Bruno Rosa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Hamlyn Centre Christmas Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Hamlyn Christmas Showcase was an event for collaborators and affiliates of the Hamlyn Centre that showcased the latest research outputs of the Hamlyn Centre. The aim was to communicate our research findings and encourage deeper collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Hamlyn Centre Demos 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hamlyn Centre organise annual demos for all the collaborators, funding bodies, students, industry partners. We are showing the latest developments and future leading paths of the Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Hamlyn Centre Induction Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The Hamlyn Centre Induction Day was an event for creating better connectivity within the Hamlyn team of over 80 researchers. With talks, networking activities and discussions, this event enabled MRes students, PhD students, researchers and support staff to engage and share ideas for development of Hamlyn initiatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Hamlyn Simposium Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The organised workshops in Hamlyn Symposium were widely attended and a lot of useful discussions came out for further developments, projects, collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Hamlyn Symposium 10th Anniversary Celebration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lady Helen Hamlyn together with Prof Guang-Zhong Yang and Prof Lord Ara Darzi organised Hamlyn Symposium 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Science Museum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Hamlyn Winter School on Surgical Imaging and Vision 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Winter School focuses on both technical and clinical aspects of Surgical Imaging and Vision, with invited lectures, hands-on demonstrations, workshops, and mini-projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://hamlyn.doc.ic.ac.uk/winterschool/
 
Description Horizon Scan on Virtual Biopsy of the Gut 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact First advisory board meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Horizon Scan on Virtual Biopsy of the Gut 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Second Advisory Board Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Imaging and in-vivo tissue analysis by Infrared Laser Assisted Rapid Evaporative Ionisation MS-towards an integrated MS-based tissue identification system 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk with the topic: "Imaging and in-vivo tissue analysis by Infrared Laser Assisted Rapid Evaporative Ionisation MS-towards an integrated MS-based tissue identification system" from
Haixing Wang; Zsolt Bodai; Eftychios Manoli; Julia Abda; Dipa Gurung; Burak Temelkuran; Ed St. John; Daniel Leff; Guang-Zhong Yang; Zoltan Takats
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Imaging for Global Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The aim of this workshop is to bring together local researchers and clinicians from across the fields of medicine, global health and imaging, with the aim of fermenting new collaborations to exploit the potential of imaging in global health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Imaging from the Implantable Side: Ultrasonic-Powered EIT System for Surgical Site Infection Detection 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of the IUS 2017 accepted paper with the above title at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC, 8th September 2017 - main contributor and presenter Dr Bruno Rosa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Imperial Festival 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The event os a annual public event organised by Imperial College with an aim to promote science and research to the public. The ESPRIT team has been invited to exhibit every year since the launch of the festival in 2012. With an intuitive game, the ESPRIT demo attracted many young adults and children, and which helped the team to explain the concept of pervasive sensing and how it can be used to improve sport training.

The festival has been a very well attended event well over 10,000 visitors visited each year. Among the different attendees, students were particular interested in the pervasive sensing research. Some of them visited the Hamlyn Centre open day subsequently and enrolled to our MRes programme to study body sensor networks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015
URL http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/festival
 
Description Intelligent Sensing Systems for Early Detection of Animal and Plant Health Threats 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attending Workshop: Intelligent Sensing Systems for Early Detection of Animal and Plant Health Threats organised from Strategy and Policy Manager - UK Animal and Plant Health, BBSRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description International Robotics Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A showcase of robotics for academia, industry and the public
The International Robotics Showcase will be part of the International Business Festival this year, and this will be held on Thursday 21st June 2018 at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4FP.The full-day programme includes exclusive talks by world-renowned experts in science and technology, panel discussions, exhibitions, robot demonstrations and an award ceremony for competition winners demonstrating cutting-edge robotics innovation.

Exciting demonstrations of cutting-edge robotics technology;

Lively discussion and debate, covering ethical, legal and economic impacts of Robotics and AI;

The release of several new White Papers, covering the current research landscape in:
Urban Automation & Transport
AgriTech
The day also offers academics, industry, government organisations and the public, the opportunity to enjoy the fascinating and diverse exhibits by our sponsors, as well as provide a lively forum for discussion and discovery of some of the latest technological developments and research challenges in Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

The event will take place within the 2018 International Business Festival and a 9 day pass is included withi your registration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://hamlyn.doc.ic.ac.uk/uk-ras/robotics-week/showcase
 
Description Intraoperative Tissue Diagnosis with CO2 Laser and Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry (REIMS) in Neurosurgery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation from Hanifa Koguna, Burak Temelkuran, Emma White, Giulio Anichini, Zsolt Bodai, Zoltan Takats, Kevin O'Neill, and Guang-Zhong Yang "Intraoperative Tissue Diagnosis with CO2 Laser and Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry (REIMS) in Neurosurgery", Society of British Neurological Surgeons SBNS Spring meeting, April 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited talk, P. Kassanos, "Smart Implants for Monitoring Surgical Site Infection," CIMTEC 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited conference presentation at CIMTEC 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://2016.cimtec-congress.org/
 
Description Invited talks at Queen Mary University of London Department of Material Science and Engineering, Dr Salzitsa Anastasova 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Three separate talks were given, and the titles are shown below.

"Nanoparticle and neurotransmitter detection, neural implants, improved therapeutics" - 2016
"Nanoscribe technology - spectrum of application, life sciences and biomimetics" - 2016
"Overview of wearable sensors" - 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Multi-Parametric Potentiometric Sensing Platforms with Rigid and Flexible PCB Electrodes for Low-Cost, Disposable Chemical Sensing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Multi-Parametric Potentiometric Sensing Platforms with Rigid and Flexible PCB Electrodes for Low-Cost, Disposable Chemical Sensing presented from Dr S. Ivanova with contribution from Dr P. Kassanos, Prof. G-Z. Yang.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Multi-Parametric Potentiometric Sensing Platforms with Rigid and Flexible PCB Electrodes for Low-Cost, Disposable Chemical Sensing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Multi-Parametric Potentiometric Sensing Platforms with Rigid and Flexible PCB Electrodes for Low-Cost, Disposable Chemical Sensing
S. Ivanova*, P. Kassanos, G-Z. Yang presented in Integrated Systems at 5th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description New techniques needed to help children with gut disease in developing countries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Environmental Enteric Dysfunction, or EED, is widespread in developing countries and has severe negative impacts on children's physical and cognitive development. The condition is poorly understood, and the techniques currently used to study and identify the disease are invasive and difficult to administer. Future visions were discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Optimization of Laser-Assisted Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry (REIMS) for the Automated and High-Throughput Analysis of Microorganisms and Clinical Samples 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk: "Optimization of Laser-Assisted Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry (REIMS) for the Automated and High-Throughput Analysis of Microorganisms and Clinical Samples" from Simon Cameron; Alvaro Perdones-Montero; Richard Schaffer; Daniel Simon; Zsolt Bodai; Burak Temelkuran; Frances Bolt; Kate Hardiman; Adam Burke; Emmanuelle Bardin; Tony Rickards; Alireza Abdolrasouli; Monica Rebec; Tamas Karancsi2; Zoltan Takats
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Pervasive Monitoring of Mental Health for Preventing Financial Distress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of a one page abstract with the above title during the BSN 2017 at the High Tech Campus, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 11th May 2017. The main contributor to this activity is Dr Bruno Rosa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Smart Wireless Headphone for Cardiovascular and Stress Monitoring 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of the BSN 2017 accepted paper with the above title at the High Tech Campus, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 10th May 2017. The presenter is Dr Bruno Rosa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We exhibited at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015 and demonstrated our latest developments in wearable and implantable sensing technologies. The event attracted over 10000 participants from school children to Royal Society Fellows.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://sse.royalsociety.org/2015
 
Description Tissue Imaging & Analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation: Comparison of radiative and conductive rapid evaporation ionisation mass spectrometry on healthy and cancerous breast tissue for real-time tissue identification from
Zsolt Bodai, Edward St John, Emma White, Burak Temelkuran, Haixing Wang, Ho Hui-Yu, James McKenzie, Francesca Rosini, Julia Balog, Daniel Leff, Guang-Zhong Yang, Zoltan Takats presnted in Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Lab, Palm Springs, USA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Tissue Imaging & Analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on: Tissue Imaging with Laser Assisted Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry (LA-REIMS) from Haixing Wang, Vincen Wu, Zsolt Bodai, Burak Temelkuran, Guang-Zhong Yang, Zoltan Takats in MSACL, Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Lab, 2017 Jan 22-26, Palm Springs, USA
https://www.msacl.org/index.php?header=MSACL_2017_US
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UK Robotics Week 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Acting autonomously or in close collaboration with humans, Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) have a broad range of new and established applications. As the underlying technologies are further developed and translated from laboratory settings to real-world applications, RAS is playing an increasingly important role in the UK's economy and it's future growth.

The UK-RAS Network was established with the mission to provide academic leadership, expand collaboration with industry and integrate and coordinate activities at the EPSRC funded RAS capital facilities, Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) and partner universities across the UK.

We are delighted with last year's inaugural UK Robotics Week and proud to build on its success with this year's event. The UK Robotics Week provides a spotlight on the UK's technology leadership in RAS, and engages the nation's schools, colleges and universities in developing the digital skills needed to drive the UK's future economy.

The UK Robotics Week also acts as a forum for discussion of technological, commercial, legal, ethical and social aspects of robotics. The wide range of events covered, from symposia, workshops, conferences, festivals, competitions and hackathons, contribute to a thriving programme across the country. We endeavour to provide promotion to other robotics related events in the calendar and aim to ensure robotics remains high on the government's agenda as one of the transformative technologies of the present and future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://hamlyn.doc.ic.ac.uk/roboticsweek2017/welcome
 
Description Workshop on Human-Robot Interactions Applied to Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact As part of the Hamlyn Symposium 10th anniversary on Medical Robotics, a workshop was run. This workshop was for academics, industry and show casing the latest technologies for medical robotics and latest research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.dropbox.com/s/5uobgz4tjq7c1ue/HSMR17_programme-FINAL.pdf?dl=0
 
Description Workshop on Micro-Robotics and Micro-Fabrication 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact As part of the Hamlyn Symposium 10th anniversary on Medical Robotics, a workshop was run. This workshop was for academics, industry and show casing the latest technologies for medical robotics and latest research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.dropbox.com/s/5uobgz4tjq7c1ue/HSMR17_programme-FINAL.pdf?dl=0
 
Description Workshop on Surgical Robotics: First in Human - What does it take? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact As part of the Hamlyn Symposium 10th anniversary on Medical Robotics, a workshop was run. This workshop was for academics, industry and show casing the latest technologies for medical robotics and latest research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://hamlyn.doc.ic.ac.uk/hsmr/surgical-robotics-first-human-what-does-it-take
 
Description Workshop on Surgical Work?ow and Process Modelling 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact As part of the Hamlyn Symposium 10th anniversary on Medical Robotics, a workshop was run. This workshop was for academics, industry and show casing the latest technologies for medical robotics and latest research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.dropbox.com/s/5uobgz4tjq7c1ue/HSMR17_programme-FINAL.pdf?dl=0
 
Description Workshop on Wearable Human Biomechanical Analysis for Healthcare Applications (in conjunction with BSN2015), June 12 2015, MIT, Boston, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In conjunction with the Body Sensor Networks conference 2015, we organize this half-day workshop which aims to provide a forum to bring together commercial companies, researchers, engineers, and healthcare practitioners from a diverse range of disciplines to present the current state-of-the-art wearable biomechanical analysis technologies and their healthcare application



Invited 5 leading scientists from all over the world to present their state of the art research outcomes for wearable biomechanical analysis.
All the talks are well received by the audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bsn2015.org
 
Description iKnife Rapid Evaporative Ionisation Mass Spectrometry (REIMS) Technology In Head and Neck Surgery. A Ex Vivo Feasibility Study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk "iKnife Rapid Evaporative Ionisation Mass Spectrometry (REIMS) Technology In Head and Neck Surgery. A Ex Vivo Feasibility Study" in Annual Scientific Meeting. Jag Dhanda, Andrew Schache, Max Robinson, Zsolt Bodai, Emma White, Burak Temelkuran, Guang-Zhong Yang, and Zoltan Takats. It is presented in British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 55, e61-e85, Supplement: BAOMS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017