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Center for Personalized Health Monitoring

The Center for Personalized Health Monitoring (CPHM) accelerates the development and commercialization of low-cost, multi-function, wearable, wireless sensor systems for personalized health care and biometric monitoring. The CPHM:

  • Conducts basic and translational research across the technical roadmap for advanced personalized health monitoring
  • Trains the future and current workforce in key skills needed for the emerging digital health industry
  • Develops and integrates new technologies in collaboration with industry and clinical partners that pave the way to commercialize innovations and promote economic development

The CPHM consolidates critical expertise from polymer science and engineering, computer science, kinesiology, and neuroscience as well as from other departments and collaborators such as the UMass Medical School and industry.

Through collaboration, the CPHM is establishing a robust, vertically integrated ecosystem enabling rapid design, prototyping, and human interface testing under real-world conditions. The center iterates sensor development from concept through validation, to advanced manufacturing of flexible sensor platforms.

In addition, the CPHM provides an industry collaborative facility wherein industry can work directly with CPHM staff and researchers to develop and validate next generation health monitoring technologies and products.

Provides a unique set of custom, moving web-based tools for the translation of advanced materials and nanomanufacturing processes to industrially relevant scalable platforms for the development of next generation life science innovations.

Housing several instruments dedicated to the structural analysis of crystalline materials, the determination of highly periodic morphologies in self-assembled systems over a large length scale range.

Equipped with EEG systems for recording sleep physiology (sleep staging). A central control room will allow for on-line observation and monitoring of sleep in populations from infants to the elderly.

Miniaturizing systems in preparation for human testing.

Two separate chambers-including the largest single chamber in the U.S-used to conduct long duration (24 hours +) assessments of energy expenditure as well as the calibration/validation of wearable technologies.

Device design, modeling and prototype testing in functional architectures taking best advantage of the specific hierarchical nanomanufacturing capabilities.

Develops algorithms and processes for large scale wearable sensor networks to support the development of novel hardware.

Built home environment with kitchen and dining/living space. Allows for the evaluation of biosensor and human behavior in a natural environment.

High precision assessment of human movement, balance control and muscle activity with and without robot interaction. Used in both the assessment of human health and the calibration/validation of new sensor technologies.

Whole-body non-invasive imaging and spectroscopy technologies for academic and industry-based research.

World-class measurement capability for frequencies into the Terahertz range. High frequency spectral analysis and testing high-speed communications technologies.

Allows researchers the ability to characterize and evaluate the mechanisms through which exercise impacts health. Facilities include: clinical exam rooms, body composition/bone density, strength and cardiovascular assessment, and exercise training equipment.

Designed to have CMOS processing technologies serve as a key enabler towards personalized healthcare and preemptive medicine. We aim to develop smart and miniature devices with biomedical applications.

Provides gold-standard verification of wearable and point- of-care devices and other medical devices. This lab offers a full suite of mechanical testing capabilities to characterize materials and their fabricated devices.

3D printing and related digital manufacturing capabilities to support the translation of new technologies in biosensors and medical devices from lab bench to human testing.

Provides state-of-the-art characterization related to photoluminescent, semiconductor, and conducting materials, including device fabrication and methods for determining charge carrier mobility and solar cell efficiency.

Provide analytical and high resolution scanning probed based microscopy, including Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) related techniques as well as force measurements.