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Chaired by: Professor Philip Breedon, Professor of Smart Technologies, Nottingham Trent University
As well as his role at Nottingham Trent University, Philip is also a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered IT professional. He is a member of the Department of Health’s National Institute for Health Research invention for innovation funding panel and holds a number of journal editorial positions. His research interests and latest projects centre on new and emerging technologies and materials. This includes wearable technologies, 3D printing of pathological models, additive and subtractive manufacturing for medical applications, surgical robotics, cardiovascular devices, augmented /virtual/immersive technologies and environments, the surgical pathway and investigative research related to the utilisation of ‘smart materials’ for medical applications. Through promoting his work and research activities he now works with a number of surgeons and clinicians across Europe.
Bill Byrom, VP, Product Intelligence and Positioning, Signant Health
Bill serves as Vice President at Signant Health, a clinical trials technology solution provider. He has worked in the Pharmaceutical industry for 30 years and is a recognised thought leader in clinical trials technology product strategy. Bill is the author of over 70 publications and two industry textbooks on electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePRO). He leads a number of industry research groups developing methodology in the use of sensors and wearables, including participants from the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory bodies and academia. Bill is a member of the scientific leadership board of the Digital Medicine Society, and a senior visiting research fellow at Nottingham Trent University.
Dr Yang Wei, Senior Lecturer in Wearable Electronic Engineering, Nottingham Trent University Yang is a senior lecturer with the Department of Engineering Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and is currently the research lead of the Smart Wearable Research group. Yang is also the academic expert on smart medical textiles at the Medical Technology Innovation Facility (MTIF), a leading smart medical textiles lab. His research interests include electronic textiles (e-textiles), medical devices and technologies, sensors and actuators, and printing technologies. He is an active steering group committee member of the EPSRC E-Textile network and a member of the IPC Electronic-textile initiative committee, actively participating in the development of e-textiles standards in interconnections, design and washability. Yang has been PI/Co-I on a number of electronic textile projects focusing on the development of alternative treatments through novel designs, materials and fabrication. This allows electronic textiles to be seamlessly and invisibility integrated within the daily garments, thus maximising wearability and comfort.
Dr Katrina Morgan, Senior Research Fellow – Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton
Working in state-of-the-art cleanrooms for over ten years, Dr Morgan is an expert in developing novel materials for electronic and photonic devices. Working closely with over ten industrial partners in a European wide project, Smart2Go, Dr Morgan has been developing wearable thermoelectric generators that can harvest energy from body heat for low-power devices, such as sensors. More recently Dr Morgan is leading a project, working with BAE Systems Ltd, to investigate using such a system to monitor human body temperatures which can then be logged remotely using low-power long-range wireless techniques.