Medical IOT: Where do we stand now and what could arise with 5G ? (Wearable Europe 2019)

Dr Saso Jezernik, Director of Business Development
Qualcomm Life


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Presentation Summary

Presentation will cover the current status and current trends in telemedicine / remote patient monitoring. We will explore the use cases, added value, and trends in medical wearables and how this information is put at use in a wider eHealth context. Overview of telemedicine in chronic disease management and its application to collect real world evidence (RWE) for pharmacological treatments will be given. Last part of the presentation will present the evolution of 4G to 5G technology, enabling capabilities of 5G, and what future this will likely bring in the medical/health area.

Speaker Biography (Saso Jezernik)

Saso Jezernik was born in Maribor, Slovenia in 1971. He received the Dipl.Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering (M.Sc.E.E.) with specialization in Control Theory and Process Automation from the Technical University of Graz, Austria, in 1996, and a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark in 1999. Part of the Ph.D. studies was conducted at the Applied Neural Control Laboratory, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, USA working on active medical implants to treat urinary incontinence. From 1999 until the end of 2002 he was a post-doctoral assistant at the Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH Zurich working on medical robot Lokomat. Research group's 2005 paper about this work was awarded IEEE outstanding paper award in 2010.
In 2006 Saso spent 1 full semester at MIT Sloan School of Management and has completed MIT Sloan Visiting Fellows Program - specializing in technology strategy & innovation management and biomaterials, implants, MEMS & tissue engineering at MIT and Harvard Medical School.
For the past 15 years Saso has been focusing on bringing new technologies and enabling innovation in mechatronics and medical device products (e.g. in active implants, medical injectors, hearing instruments) working for major pharma and medtech companies. Lately, his focus has been on digital healthcare and IOT areas, enabling data collection, connectivity, and new solutions / new business models within the healthcare ecosystem.
Saso was a coordinator of the EU FP7 project on "Innovation and Technology Management SW Platform" and is a designated EU FP7 healthcare innovation reviewer, also evaluating EU Flagship R&I Human Brain Project. He holds 4 US patents and has 18 peer-reviewed publications. He also serves as a reviewer for major medical and biomedical engineering journals.

Company Profile (Qualcomm Life)

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