7th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference
January 24th & 25th 2019, Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands
09:15   Keynote Lecture Prof. Richard Reilly, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
45 mins
Signal Processing derived Objective Measures to aid Clinical Decisions: examples from Neurology, Otolaryngology and Respiratory Medicine
Richard Reilly
Abstract: Active implantable devices, high density electrophysiology but also wearable sensors have evolved as key technological tools which have dramatically revolutionized the next generation of healthcare solutions and have become health innovation drivers. Such technologies promote the development of integrated closed-loop healthcare and therapeutic systems. They also have the potential to - enhance tailoring of symptomatic therapy, - identify objective biomarkers to improve longitudinal tracking of impairments in clinical care and research, - encourage the adoption of clinico-pathophysiologic phenotyping and early detection of critical health milestones, - improve subgroup targeting of patients for treatments. This talk will overview three examples from Neurology, Otolaryngology and Respiratory Medicine where acquiring data in the clinic using novel paradigms and processing this data with new algorithms can have a direct clinical impact. This approach addresses the points above and bridges the gap between more fundamental scientific neuroengineering research and clinical applications.