The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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.

3D printing, design consulting, and additive manufacturing workshops, all with industrial-grade, state-of-the-art, metal and polymer 3D printers. Contact us to get started!

ADDFab Facility

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

Gold-standard verification of wearable and point-of-care devices.

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.

Device Fabrication Facility

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.

World Class Measurement Capability for Frequencies into the Terahertz Range and Beyond

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

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

Custom, moving web-based tools for translational advanced materials & nanomanufacturing processes

Miniaturizing systems in preparation for human testing.

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.

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.