Our group presented three posters at the American College of Gastroenterology 2018 Conference:
We recently published a paper in Scientific Reports on our novel artifact rejection methodology for EGG that enables ambulatory recordings.
Dana Lewis is a creator of the “Do-It-Yourself Pancreas System” (#DIYPS), founder of the open source artificial pancreas system movement (OpenAPS), and a passionate advocate of patient-centered, -driven, and -designed research. The OpenAPS community now has over 4,000,000 real-world hours of experience with this technology. Her work has been referenced or featured in Nature, The Lancet, WNYC’s “Only Human” podcast, The Wall Street Journal, Popular Science, WebMD, Diabetes Forecast, and other mainstream media publications.
Diabetes management depends on anticipating changes in blood glucose, and dosing responses accordingly. Digestion-related gastric dynamics have a substantial impact on glucose uptake following a meal. Since there are currently no standard means of assessing gastric activity over time, precision in management of type 1 diabetes (T1D) suffers accordingly. Current clinical tools to assess gastrointestinal function can only be done in a clinical setting, and so cannot be used to capture natural meal responses in large populations in normal daily situations. We recently developed a wearable system and novel methods to track gastric activity, which will allow for rapid improvements to our understanding and significant potential to improve management of type 1 diabetes.
We are thrilled to start collaborating with her. You can read more about this work in Dana's recent blog post.
Alexis defended her Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering at UC San Diego!
Collaborator Larry Smarr recently underwent colectomy (removal of a section of his colon due to Crohn’s disease) and we tracked his recovery using our noninvasive GI technology. An IEEE Pulse cover story was published describing his journey entitled: "The Quantified Patient Checks In: Larry Smarr's Experiments in Self-Tracking for Health". See full article here.
Armen won the 2017 Engelson PhD Thesis Award for his thesis entitled: "Towards Noninvasive Functional Gastrointestinal Assessment with Multi-Electrode Surface Potential Recordings". The award recognizes the best PhD Thesis of the academic year in the Department of Bioengineering according to the following criteria: originality, depth of the analysis, and significance of the work and its potential impact.
Dae won the 2017 Shunichi Usami PhD Thesis Design Award for his thesis entitled: "Clinically-Guided Engineering for Scaling Wearable Health Monitoring: Adhesive Stretchable Sensors and Dynamic Statistical Analyses in Sleep Medicine". The award is for the most meritorious PhD thesis of the academic year with a special emphasis on the design aspects of bioengineering.
Armen won the young investigator award for his presentation entitled: "Improving the Clinical Utility of Electrogastrography by Conducting Simultaneous High-Resolution Electrogastrogram and Antroduodenal Manometry in Children" at the 2017 International Gastrointestinal Electrophysiology Society (iGES) Annual Meeting.
The Siebel Scholars program recognizes exceptional students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science. The 92 distinguished students of the Class of 2017 join the more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, researchers, and philanthropists from past Siebel Scholars classes to form an unmatched professional and personal network. Through the program, this formidable group brings together their diverse perspectives from business, science, and engineering to influence the technologies, policies, and economic and social decisions that shape the future. See full announcement here.
Neuromodulation: The Science is a cross-disciplinary summit to advance the field of neuroscience, held biannually. The conference offers a dynamic and collaborative learning environment, fostering scientific discourse and outfitting the world’s finest researchers, industry innovators, scientists and clinicians in neuroscience and neuromodulation with the tools they need to advance the field. At Neuromodulation: The Science, adistinguished faculty of international experts in their specialties present the best, most current science of Neuromodulation leading us in a discussion on what is known, what is not known, and how we can work to close the gap. Hayat's talk was entitled: "Gastric electric stimulation in children". See full agenda here.