Webinars: Medical

Sensors, Apps, and Wearables: The Future of Medical Diagnostics


Wearables and medical apps have evolved from simple accessories to real-time and noninvasive biosensors, allowing for the continuous monitoring of individuals and providing information for determining health status and even preliminary medical diagnosis. In addition, wearable biosensors allow healthcare providers to monitor the physiological traits of patients after therapeutics or treatments.

This 60-minute Webinar from the editors of Medical Design Briefs examines some of these solutions and explores their role in the future of healthcare.

Topics include:

  • Low-cost rapid manufacturing of diagnostic sensors
  • Wireless, self-powered diagnostic systems
  • Portable, wearable point-of-care devices for cell, protein, and small molecule quantification
  • Al-enabled biosensors
  • Designing for Digital First Encounters
  • Downstream impact of product design on regulatory and reimbursement

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation.


Huanyu “Larry” Cheng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State

Dr. Larry Cheng is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics with courtesy appointments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. His research group focuses on the design, fabrication, and characterization of wearable devices and dissolvable sensors for biomedicine. Larry has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. His work has been recognized through the reception of awards, including the 2021 Scialog Fellow in Advancing BioImaging, 2021 Frontiers of Materials Award from TMS, 1st Place in Ben Franklin TechCelerator Pitch in 2020, and Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science in 2017.

Mehdi Javanmard, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Rutgers University; CEO, RizLab Health

Dr. Mehdi Javanmard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers School of Engineering as well as the Co-Founder and CEO of RizLab Health. Mehdi received his Ph.D. and master’s degree from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, all in electrical engineering. He was the winner of the 2020 DARPA Young Faculty Award and the 2019 National Science Foundation CAREER Award for junior faculty.

Jennifer McCaney, Ph.D., Co-Executive Director, Biodesign Program, UCLA

Dr. Jennifer McCaney is Co-Executive Director of UCLA Biodesign, Associate Director of UCLA CTSI, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Anderson School of Management. She has worked extensively with start-up companies in medtech, digital health, and diagnostics, as well as business development executives from leading manufacturers. A Fulbright Scholar, she completed her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Stanford and a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of New South Wales. Jennifer has both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT as well as a bachelor’s degree in management science from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


Lisa Arrigo, Editor, SAE Media Group

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