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Watson Lecture - Wearable Biosensors and the Future of Personalized Medicine

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Beckman Auditorium
  • Public Event

Rapidly developing research in personalized medicine promises to revolutionize traditional medical practices. Wearable devices that can monitor health and treat disease represent one area of tremendous opportunity. In this talk, Wei Gao, assistant professor of medical engineering, Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator, and Ronald and JoAnne Willens Scholar, will share his work on wearable biosensors that analyze human sweat to measure metabolites, nutrients, hormones, proteins, and medication levels. He will also describe research progress that is helping to make these sensors affordable and battery free and explain how wearable technologies may propel new advances in precision nutrition, stress and mental health assessment, and chronic disease management.


Evening Schedule

6 p.m. — Activities and music. Food, drinks, and books available for purchase

7 p.m. — Doors open

7:30 p.m. — Talk and Q&A

8:30 p.m. — Post-talk concessions and conversation

The live event is in-person and a recording will be made available on our Youtube channel.

About the Series

For more than 100 years, the Watson Lectures have brought the wonder of Caltech research and discovery to the public.

Free and open to the public, the Watson Lecture Series offers a unique and accessible opportunity to learn more about cutting-edge science directly from Caltech's premier researchers. Come early to mingle with your neighbors over food, drink and music, as well as interactive displays related to the evening's topic. Then head inside to hear a stimulating talk and stay to ask your burning questions.

Many past Watson Lectures are available on YouTube.

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