Ivan Castro

imec Belgium

Title of Talk

“Unobtrusive health monitoring with capacitively coupled ECG, Bioimpedance and radar technologies”

In this talk, an overview of the experiences in unobtrusive acquisition of biomedical signals with an aim for monitoring in realistic daily-life scenarios will be presented. Particularly, the use of capacitively-coupled acquisition of ECG and BioZ in real-life scenarios will be discussed, including the main challenges and the results from research in this field. In addition, some results obtained with radar technologies for monitoring respiratory and cardiac activity will be included.

Speaker Bio

Iván Castro received the degree in biomedical engineering from the Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Cali, Colombia, in 2011 and the joint M.Sc. degree in biomedical engineering with emphasis in biomedical instrumentation from Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium and Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic, in 2014. He received his Ph.D. from K.U. Leuven, Belgium in 2019 -in cooperation with the R&D institute imec-, with a research focus on unobtrusive acquisition of biomedical signals. He is currently working as a researcher at imec Belgium. His research interests include unobtrusive acquisition of biomedical signals, biomedical signal processing and digital health solutions.