Minisymposium: Thursday, July 19, 2018. 08:00-09:30am
Meeting Room 322AB
Co-Chairs: Xiaorong Ding and Carole C. Carey
Raised blood pressure (BP) is the leading global risk factor for cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease; it affects more than 40% adults worldwide, and this number keeps increasing due to population growth and aging. Continuous BP monitoring in an unobtrusive manner, compared with conventional cuff-based measurement, is expected to enhance the awareness, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and control of hypertension.
In this mini-symposium, we will bring experts in cuffless BP research to present comprehensive studies, covering from novel flexible sensing approach, new findings of the underlying physiological mechanism, artificial intelligence (AI) enabled modeling, to the development of standard for unobtrusive continuous BP monitoring. After the presentation, there will be an in-depth panel discussion on future directions of these technologies for practical application.
- Alberto Avolio, Macquarie University, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
- Toshiyo Tamura, Osaka Electro-Communication University
- Yuka Maeda, University of Tsukuba