2023/04/12 | Events | Rehabilitation & Neural Engineering

ARTORG Seminar "Digital Health to Monitor and Treat Patients - Current and Future Perspectives"

Third ARTORG Seminar 2023 with Stephan Gerber, hosted by the Gerontechnology and Rehabilitation lab.

When: Wednesday 12 April 2023, 12.00-13.00h
Where: Murtenstrasse 24 (DBMR), meeting room EG050


Stephan Gerber is a postdoctoral researcher and Deputy Group Head at the Gerontechnology and Rehabilitation group of the ARTORG Center. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Bern he gained professional experience as a clinical research and application expert in the field of ophthalmology. Deciding to return to academia, his research currently focuses on the development of an unobtrusive sensor system and algorithms to calculate biomarkers to monitor patients suffering from a neurodegenerative disease at home.

He is also interested in neurofeedback using adaptive Virtual Reality environments and developing new treatment methods for patients suffering from psychiatric disorders. 


This ARTORG Seminar will explore the advantages and disadvantages of how digital health has the potential to revolutionize the monitoring and treatment of patients. In recent years, sensor technology has made it possible to collect and measure a wide range of medical conditions. Especially the behaviour and activities of daily living during day and night are an indicator of the onset of a disease, change in health status and finally, if someone needs immediate care. Dr Stephan Gerber will discuss how sensor technology (e.g., wearables, mobile apps, monitoring systems) can be used to be beneficial for patients and medical professionals based on a use case, starting in a highly controlled environment intensive care unit and ending in an uncontrolled environment home. Additionally, good clinical practice methodology, data security, privacy concerns and the need for standardization will be discussed.

Hybrid event: Join here for Zoom. (PW 1989)