Personal Health Challenge @ EMBC 2016

Bridging Disciplines to Transform Human Health


Friday, August 19, 2016 - Saturday, August 20, 2016

Orlando, Florida - Disney Contemporary Resort

Our future is in question. We are asking ourselves…

What will we rely on to thrive on a planet with dwindling potable water and arable land?

How can we adjust to worsening air quality after the “tipping point” of climate change and deforestation?

What would deep space travel do to the human body as we seek out new worlds?



We invite you to join us this year at the IEEE EMBC Conference at the Disney Contemporary Resort, host of the Personal Health Design Challenge. This program is structured to inspire, instruct, challenge and empower attendees over the course of one weekend as they deepen their understanding of current health challenges and work together to imagine solutions for the future using combined engineering and design savvy.

For those who are already registered for the EMBC Conference, there is no extra charge to attend- we ask that you register here to reserve your place to attend the Personal Health Design Challenge.

Meet The Speakers

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Event Schedule Highlights

Program Overview:


Friday: Design Challenge and Plenary Friday evening features a kick-off reception, connecting the next generation of innovators and the greatest minds in biomedical engineering. Attendees will enjoy special access to the latest, cutting-edge biomedical innovations as select teams showcase their prototype during our technology demo showcase.

Saturday: Collaborate and Interact Expert talks from renowned thought leaders begin in a structured, didactic format on the principles of design thinking. As the keynote lectures close, attendees will be met invited to directly collaborate on existing personal health challenge projects within a domain of their choosing (earth, space, air, or sea). This interactive design studio will immerse participants in hands-on exploration of the tools to launch them on the design thinking path. Engineers, clinicians, designers, and technologists will work together, bridging disciples to co-create. The day will culminate in a “World Café,” where teams will present their progress and share insights around the design process.

Post Workshop: Accelerate and Advance You will walk away from this workshop feeling inspired, confident about how to apply user-centered design, and ready to work on your own cutting-edge personal health technology to address key health challenges. Most of all, participants will join a lasting community of biomedical engineers and clinicians passionate about advancing, accelerating, and shaping the future of state of biomedical science.

Attention Students: Get Involved

Apply Now to Present your Demo at the EMBC Student Demo Friday, August 19th

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For those who are already registered for the EMBC Conference, there is no extra charge to attend- we ask that you register here to reserve your place to attend the Personal Health Design Challenge.

Our Sponsors

Thank you for your support.

Conference Sponsor

Analog Devices

Analog Devices

IEEE

IEEE

EMB

EMB


Workshop Sponsors

Emulate

Emulate

Dassault Systemes

Dassault Systemes

Carrot

Carrot

Carrot inspires, fosters, and celebrates innovation through competition. Our customizable Challenges drive impact, spark a passion for discovery, and empower innovators to use of science, technology, engineering, arts, or math, to solve real-world problems.


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