Energy-Efficient Circuits and Systems for Pervasive and Preemptive Healthcare

Jerald Yoo
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
14:00~14:45,November 20th, 2015

Abstract :

Chronic diseases account for over 1/3 of deaths around the world. To mitigate the impact of such diseases, healthcare paradigm is now shifting from reactive illness management towards proactive and preemptive health management; the goal here is to maintain healthy life in the first place, or prevent illness from getting any worse by continuously monitoring health during normal daily life. Wearable, pervasive healthcare is an attractive means to realize continuous and pervasive health monitoring, yet its unique and harsh environment gives circuit designers many challenges.

To tackle these challenges, this talk covers three topics of biomedical microsystem design under the umbrella of pervasive and preemptive healthcare: circuit, communication and system. The talk will begin with the circuit design strategy for biomedical sensors. Both analog front-end and digital back-end will be shown with examples. Then we will move on to wearable Body Area Network (BAN), where we will review its various system aspects. Low energy circuit techniques to overcome their limitations will also be discussed. The talk will then conclude with an integrated system implementation example: a machine-learning based seizure detection and recording System-on-Chip (SoC).



Biography :

Jerald Yoo received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Department of Electrical Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, in 2002, 2007, and 2010, respectively.

In May 2010, he joined the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where he is currently an associate professor. He developed low-energy Body Area Network (BAN) transceivers and wearable body sensor network using Planar-Fashionable Circuit Board (P-FCB) for continuous health monitoring system. His research focuses on low energy circuit technology for wearable bio signal sensors, wireless power transmission, SoC design to system realization for wearable healthcare applications, and energy-efficient biomedical circuit techniques. He is an author of a book chapter in Biomedical CMOS ICs (Springer, 2010).

Dr. Yoo is the recipient or a co-recipient of several awards: IEEE International Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2015 Best Paper Award (BioCAS Track), the Masdar Institute Best Research Award (2015) and the Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC) Outstanding Design Awards (2005). He is the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) United Arab Emirates (UAE) Chapter Vice Chair. Currently he serves as a Technical Program Committee member in IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC), and in IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Student Research Preview (SRC). He is also an Analog Signal Processing Technical Committee (ASPTC) member of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS). He is a Senior Member of IEEE.