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Center for Personalized Health Monitoring

The Center for Personalized Health Monitoring (CPHM) at UMass Amherst is an interdisciplinary research, training, and technology development center in wearable sensor systems for personalized health and biometric monitoring. CPHM’s mission is to conduct basic and translational research with world-leading impact across the entire technical roadmap for advanced personalized health monitoring. This includes training the future workforce in key skills needed for the emerging digital health industry and developing and integrating new technologies in collaboration with industry and clinical partners that pave the way for commercialized innovations and economic development.

New sensor technologies, nanotechnology advancements, big data, and health care reform are driving the need for low-cost, high-functionality, and assured-effective health monitoring devices and systems. CPHM capitalizes on these emerging technologies and integrates nationally recognized programs in sensors, product design, nanotechnology, computational science, and public health to carry out fundamental research and develop innovative products and services.  

Unique CPHM labs under design for prototyping, roll-to-roll nanomanufacturing, and user studies complement regional assets in the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, the Massachusetts Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing in Holyoke, the Healthcare Information Technology Innovation Center at Baystate Health in Springfield, and a large regional cluster for precision manufacturing. A total of 12 departments and 27 faculty labs are involved in CPHM research.