1:00 PM on Friday, September 27, 2013
Location: VTRC - Arlington; 3-024; 900, N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203
Invited Speaker: Dr. John K-J. Li, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University
ABSTRACT: Hypertension and coronary artery disease are major health and financial concerns in the modern world. Advances in medical imaging, devices, software and drug delivery systems have benefited diagnosis and treatment, but often at added cost. The use of lumped and distributed models of the heart and arterial system with linear and nonlinear parameters with predictive powers for analysis of hypertension in terms of vascular stiffness and pulse wave reflections and myocardial ischemia in terms of contractility and wall motion will be presented. When combined with wearable noninvasive sensors, they can be tailored as vital sign monitoring systems and software diagnostics for personalized healthcare. These have added benefits of lowering cost for routine screening, diagnosis and evaluation of therapeutic efficacy in hypertension and heart failure.
BIO: Dr. John Li is a Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University and an Adjunct Professor of Surgery, and a graduate faculty member of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physiology and Neuroscience. He has a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and has published 5 books and advised some 80 MS and PhD students and teaches Cardiovascular Engineering, Bioelectrical Systems and Biomedical Instrumentation. He is a Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and American Colleges of Cardiology and Angiology and has received numerous awards including the IEEE Millennium Medal.