Wearable Ultrasound Technologies for Continuous Deep Tissue Monitoring

When and Where

Nov 28, 2023
1:30pm - 2:00pm

Hynes, Level 3, Room 313



Sheng Xu1

University of California, San Diego1


Sheng Xu1

University of California, San Diego1
The use of wearable electronic devices that can acquire vital signs from the human body noninvasively and continuously is a significant trend for healthcare. The combination of materials design and advanced microfabrication techniques enables the integration of various components and devices onto a wearable platform, resulting in functional systems with minimal limitations on the human body. Physiological signals from deep tissues are particularly valuable as they have a stronger and faster correlation with the internal events within the body compared to signals obtained from the surface of the skin. In this presentation, I will demonstrate a soft ultrasonic technology that can noninvasively and continuously acquire dynamic information about deep tissues and central organs. I will also showcase examples of this technology's use in recording blood pressure and flow waveforms in central vessels, monitoring cardiac chamber activities, and measuring core body temperatures. The soft ultrasonic technology presented represents a platform with vast potential for applications in consumer electronics, defense medicine, and clinical practices.

Symposium Organizers

Simone Fabiano, Linkoping University
Paschalis Gkoupidenis, Max Planck Institute
Zeinab Jahed, University of California, San Diego
Francesca Santoro, Forschungszentrum Jülich/RWTH Aachen University

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Kepler Computing

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