Members of the Cardiopulmonary Systems technical committee are organizing various sessions in the upcoming EMBC’18 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Michael Khoo (USC) and Thomas Penzel (Charite Hospital, Berlin) are organizing and will chair a series of 3 mini-symposia sessions covering the theme: TOWARDS “P4 MEDICINE” IN SLEEP THERANOSTICS. The 3 sessions are: (1) Novel methods for OSA diagnostics; (2) Advances in sleep monitoring and sleep physiology; and (3) Phenotyping and personalized theranostics for OSA. Speakers include CPS TC members such as: Philip DeChazal, Raimon Jane and Ainara Garde. The mini-symposia series will be sponsored by the USC Biomedical Simulations Resource (EMBC’18 bronze partner).
Omer Inan (Georgia Tech) and Ramakrishna Mukkamala (Michigan State Univ) are organizing 2 mini-symposia sessions titled “Recent Challenges and Advances in Cuffless Blood Pressure Measurement”. These sessions will bring together international leaders in the field of cuffless blood pressure measurement to discuss recent advances and challenges in the field. Specifically, there will be a strong focus on the challenge of calibration and improved technologies hypertension screening. Since cuff-based systems for home measurement of blood pressure are based on oscillometry and thus can be highly inaccurate, cuffless systems for measuring blood pressure at home can potentially provide great benefit to patients and reduce mortality rates. Additionally, cuff-based systems are inconvenient and not amenable to ambulatory use; wearable cuffless systems that can provide frequent measurements throughout the day could allow for ambulatory measurements in a convenient form factor.