“Biophotonics and the Future of Personal Health Care”
Biophotonics technologies can be designed to provide unique, dynamic information about tissue structure and biochemical composition.
Their impact spans from medical, diagnostic and therapeutic devices to consumer-based wearable sensors.
With advances in device miniaturization and high performance photonics components, the line between conventional medical instruments and consumer devices is becoming increasingly blurred.
This talk introduces emerging Biophotonics technologies that are capable of characterizing tissue structure and biochemical composition spanning from micro- to macroscopic regimes.
We will illustrate the power of both wearable and non-contact optical devices for assessing tissue functional parameters including: tissue blood, water and lipid content; tissue oxygenation and oxygen consumption, heart and respiration rate, and tissue blood flow.
Finally, we will consider projected trends in development that are expected to impact how we generate, access, and manage this complex information and improve outcomes for individual patients.