Use of Wearable and Implantable Devices in Health Research (20w5109)


(University of Rochester)

Ciprian Crainiceanu (Johns Hopkins University)

(University of Birmingham)

(Harvard University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Workshop on the use of Wearable and Implantable Devices in Health Research" workshop in Banff from February 23 to February 28, 2020.

The use of wearable and implantable devices in health research and clinical practice is exploding due to rapid advances in sensor technology, widespread user adoption, and data richness. Indeed, technological advances in sensor technology have far outstripped the development of new analytical methods that could transform this high-volume, high complexity data into clinically useful information. This workshop will bring together statisticians, mathematicians, clinicians and data scientists to tackle emerging and existing problems in health research. Specifically, the overarching goal is to present the real-world clinical questions, existing state-of-the-art methods and build scientifically-aware analytical groups dedicated to answering the most important scientific problems in health applications of wearable and implantable computing. This workshop is a timely event to capitalize on this momentum.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).