Monday, November 10, 2014

Trillion Sensors Summit is the Week in San Diego

In advance of the Trillion Sensors Summit here in San Diego later this week (Weds and Thurs), UT San Diego ran a Q&A with Albert P. Pisano, Dean of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering: "Using Sweat to monitor your health"

An excerpt is below, and the full Trillion Sensors Q&A is available here.

Q: What technology is emerging as a surprise?
A: Well, there are a myriad of technology surprises sure to be had in this symposium, but the one surprise that truly shocked me is the presentation in which Professor Patrick Mercier (UC San Diego Electrical Engineering department) discusses how the energy gathered from the sweat from one-square centimeter of skin can actually run a radio (sensor). And it is used to transmit information about the health of your body! That's something I thought I'd never see -- sweat energy used to diagnose and transmit the state of health of the human body. And from such a small area -- about the size of a US nickel. You have got to admit, that's a truly surprising technological advance.

Related story from UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering:  UC San Diego Engineers Explore Future of Health Care at Trillion Sensors Summit in San Diego

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