WPI to Hold Symposium on Physiological Monitoring on Feb. 21

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Presented by the WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Bioengineering Institute, the symposium will cover a wide spectrum of technologies, including optical, electrochemical, electromagnetic, ultrasonic, and physical methods such as pressure and temperature. The aim is to identify the research needs of both the clinic and industry. The emphasis will be on diabetes and the major complications resulting from diabetes, which together require multiple monitoring technologies and methods.

The symposium will feature experts in the fields of diabetes, monitoring technologies, and metabolism. It will cover

  • monitoring requirements for diabetes and its complications.
  • translating diabetes research into the clinic.
  • spectroscopic methods to monitor physiology.
  • microfluidic platforms for analyte monitoring.
  • applications of optics to biomedicine
  • ultrasound imaging.


  • Cathy Carver, Director of Education and New Clinic Program Development, Joslin Diabetes Center
  • Kenneth Bradley, Chief Operating Officer, Arryx Inc.
  • Edward Clancy, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, WPI
  • Apostolos Doukas, Assistant Professor, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • R. James Duckworth, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, WPI
  • Christopher R. Lambert, Research Associate Professor, WPI Bioengineering Institute
  • Tainmei Ouyang, Staff Scientist, Abbott Diabetes Care
  • Robert Peura, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, WPI
  • Peder Pedersen, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, WPI
  • Howard Wolpert, Senior Physician on Adult Diabetes, Joslin Clinic Section, Director of the Insulin Pump Program, Joslin Diabetes Center


February 21, 2008
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Campus Center, Odeum
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Mass.


For more information and to register, visit the symposium website.

More Info:

Contact BEI at bei@wpi.edu or 508-831-6800.